Peracetic Acid (PAA) has seen an onslaught of attention as it continues to sweep into new markets and used for new applications. Because PAA is an excellent anti-microbial and leaves no harmful residues, it is the chemical of choice in healthcare, vegetable & fruit processing, beef & poultry processing, aseptic packaging & filling and water treatment. However, the high reactivity of PAA that underlies its benefits also means that excessive exposure to the vapor can be harmful and cause health issues to those that are exposed. The debate of course lies around what constitutes excessive exposure?
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