Hazards and Risks for Chemicals in Your Workplace

Biocides are designed to kill all forms of life.  Due to their toxicity toward biological organisms, they can be hazardous to human health and careful use is required. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) have issued recommended or regulatory exposure limits for biocides. When working with biocides, it is important to monitor your surroundings to ensure the chemical vapors are at a safe level.


ChemDAQ’s gas monitors measure the biocide chemical vapors in the air for Peracetic Acid (PAA), Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and Ethylene Oxide (EtO, EO). Exposure to high concentrations of these chemicals is dangerous and poses a serious health risk. It is important to be aware of the hazards and risks associated with chemical vapor exposure.

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