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Peracetic Acid: Overview of the Chemistry, Uses, and Exposure Assessment Webinar Recording

Course Description:
Explore the current technical and regulatory issues associated with Peracetic acid (PAA), an organic compound commonly used as a disinfectant, sterilant, and sanitizer. This webinar will cover an overview of PAA, governmental involvement, health concerns, and scientific considerations.

This highly effective antimicrobial agent is used in various settings including hospital, poultry and food processing, and wastewater treatment. However, available toxicological data indicates that PAA is irritating to the respiratory tract and eyes. Numerous governmental agencies, including USEPA, NIOSH, OSHA, and FSIS, are currently investigating occupational or consumer health concerns of PAA.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the chemistry and uses of PAA
  • Develop an understanding of the current toxicological and industrial hygiene issues associated with exposures to PAA
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the sampling methods of PAA
  • Analyze the basis of the workplace recommendations for PAA

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Christine Knezevich
Steve Derman, FAIHA
Scott Dotson
Laura Parker
Kevin Dunn