Top Reasons to Continuously Monitor Sterilant Chemicals 

Regular exposure to vapors and off-gassing created by Ethylene OxideHydrogen Peroxide, and Peracetic Acid poses significant risks unless a continuous gas detection monitoring system is in place. Here’s why organizations around the globe rely on ChemDAQ to protect their business.

Toxic chemicals are health hazards. 

Sterilant chemicals are designed to kill all microorganisms and have been linked to a variety of life-threatening health conditions. If they were not toxic, they would not be effective.

“It is unacceptable that the workers who have dedicated their lives to caring for our loved ones when they are sick are the very same workers who face the highest risk of work-related injury and illness. These injuries can end up destroying a family's emotional and financial security.”

Dr. David Michaels
Assistant Secretary of Labor  Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

Did you know that Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers can leak up to 100 ppm of hydrogen peroxide?

A safe work environment is the law. 

There are legalized regulations and permissible exposure limits for the safe use of sterilant chemicals in the workplace.  Government organizations have the right to act against employers who are complacent, including:  

  • Legal action 

  • Penalties and fines 

  • Random inspections

More than 250,000 health care workers are injured every year at work. 


It pays to monitor. 

It pays to invest in safety. Taking measures to monitor chemical vapors in your work environment that go beyond standard protocols is good for business.

ROI of $3 to $6 for every $1 invested


Higher employee morale, less turnover


Stronger public image as a safety and health leader


        OSHA penalties can range from $5,000 to $70,000 per violation. 


                                Equipment fails and all workers are human. 

                                Just as a car can suddenly break down and fail at any time, so can work equipment and air filtration systems. Busy workers make mistakes, and accidents leading to failed cycles and vapor exposure do happen.


                                Smell is not a reliable detection method. 

                                Our sense of smell is great for determining if a piece of fish is fresh, but not for determining if the Peracetic Acid vapor concentration exceeds 0.4 ppm. In fact, Ethylene Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide vapors have no smell until far above safe levels.


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