Home Health Best practices for environmental health : environmental pollution, protection, quality and sustainability
SUB-PROBLEMS INCLUDING LEADING TO IMPAIRMENT AND BEST PRACTICES FOR TOXICOLOGICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND OCCUPATIONAL CONCERNS FOR CLEANING MATERIALS AND DISINFECTANTS
There are health hazards associated with the use of various cleaning materials and disinfectants. They may seriously damage mucous membranes, the skin, eyes, and internal organs of all types if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through direct contact. The potential for health risk depends on the type of chemical being used, the concentration of the chemical, the time of exposure, the route of entry into the body and whether the individual is working with the material on a routine basis, periodically, cleaning up a spill of the chemical, or has limited exposure. The individual involved may have a specific sensitivity to the chemical. The individual’s past medical history, previous exposures to a variety of different chemicals, state of health, age, types of pharmaceuticals taken, etc., contribute to the potential effects of the various chemicals being used. Acute toxicity may result from an accidental spill, whereas chronic toxicity may occur from repeated exposure to low levels of the chemical over a period of time.
Best Practices for Avoiding Health Problems Related to Cleaning Materials and Disinfectants
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