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Barber shop fumigants

Many states require barber shops to use a sterilizer in the drawers where
the scissors and such are kept.  In Nevada, the Barber Board is pushing the
use of a product containing 69% paraformaldehyde 23%camphor and 8%zinc
sterate.  Users of this fumigant complain of the odor and eye irritation
every time they open their drawers.  Has anyone done research in this area?
Any suggestions for an alternative sterilant?
Peter Johnsen
Hazardous Waste Management Specialist
Business Environmental Program
Nevada Small Business Development Center
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 689-6674