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Re: hospital disinfectants



Note the presence of tributyltin-containing disinfectants on the list.
Avoiding those (as well as phenolics) would be a good idea.  There are many
alternatives.
Kelly Moran
TDC Environmental

Tim Tuominen wrote:

> See the national Antimicrobial information Network at:
> http://ace.orst.edu/info/nain/lists/listb99a.htm
>
> They list the active ingredients.
>
>                 -----Original Message-----
>                 From:   Ms. Tracy Wyhlidko [mailto:pretre@tidepool.com]
>                 Sent:   Tuesday, November 02, 1999 1:56 PM
>                 To:     Ind&Haz Waste Committee; P2 - Western Regional P2
> Network; P2Tech Listserv
>                 Subject:        hospital disinfectants
>
>                 I have read that "Quaternary amine" disinfectants are
> recommended as
>                 alternatives to "Phenolic" disinfectants for hospitals.   I
> am looking
>                 for the names of specific products that contain "Quaternary
> amines".  It
>                 would also be helpful to have the names of the specific
> "Quaternary
>                 amines" that could be listed as ingredients on product
> labels or MSDS
>                 sheets.  Thank you!
>                 -Tracy Wyhlidko, Pretreatment Coordinator, City of Eureka,
> California
>                 4301 Hilfiker Lane, Eureka, CA  95503, Tel: (707) 441-4362,
> Fax: (707)
>                 441-4366
>                 email: pretre@tidepool.com

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