NIOSH: How safe is peracetic acid for healthcare workers?
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September 7, 2017
Prior to the 2000s, glutaraldehyde was the preferred high-level disinfectant (HLD) in healthcare settings. The chemical was estimated to account for 84% to 89% of applications. Its dominance has been softening, however, in recent decades as an increasing number of organizations have turned to other active ingredients, including peracetic acid.