Ensure Worker Safety, Reduce Costs, and Easily Comply with Regulations
Peracetic Acid (a.k.a. Peroxyacetic Acid, PAA), is an effective biocide/disinfectant commonly used in the healthcare and food/beverage industries, but can be harmful to nearby workers if exposed to unsafe levels. Changes or failures can occur at any time, making regular monitoring an essential safety measure.
Breathing PAA can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath. Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath. High or repeated exposure can also damage the liver and kidneys.
The regulatory environment concerning peracetic acid is changing. In 2014, the ACGIH released a Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) for peracetic acid of 0.4 ppm. Within the past year, NIOSH has proposed an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) level of 0.55 ppm, which is currently under review. Even if there is no PEL, OSHA can, and has been, issuing citations to employers under the General Duty Clause for employees exposed to vapors above recognized exposure limits set by other organizations.
ChemDAQ has the tools to help you manage the safety of your employees in conjunction with recommended exposure limits, while maintaining quality and productivity in your department. Recently, Enviro Tech has confirmed the precision, accuracy, and specificity of ChemDAQ PAA sensor in an independent validation study, making ChemDAQ the only independently validated, real-time PAA gas detector available.
If you need to control Peracetic acid, you need to accurately measure it.
Steri-Trac® Continuous Monitoring for Peracetic Acid: Steri-Trac is a fixed monitoring system ideal for known areas of concern or potential exposure. Integrate Steri-Trac into your air handling system to avoiding wasting air and dramatically reduce energy costs.
SafeCide™ Portable Monitoring for Peracetic Acid: With SafeCide you can measure vapor levels anytime, anywhere. SafeCide is ideal for spot checking areas of concern, establishing a baseline of exposure throughout your facility or as a personal monitor if a particular employee has concerns.