|Cold sterilization liquids were developed to enable the
sterilization or high level disinfection of medical
cannot be heat sterilized.
Because tattoo and piercing equipment can be heat sterilized, heat is the appropriate method, not liquid sterilization.
Sterilizing liquids are not a substitute for heat sterilization and have no place in tattoo or piercing. It is not acceptable practice to use liquid sterilants.
Chemicals used in the workplace can be hazardous not only to workers but unsuspecting adults who may occasionally have access to them.
It is your responsibility, obligation to maintain a safe environment. The first step in doing so is to read the labels of everything you bring into your shop.
"Liquid chemical sterilization or disinfection
procedures cannot be monitored biologically." p 315, Sterilization
Technology: RF Morrissey and GB Phillips
"Employee exposure to glut. is regulated by federal and state agencies. OSHA has set a ceiling limit of 0.2 ppm as a regulatory requirement for exposure.
Glut. can be very toxic. All items disinfected with gluts. must be rinsed thoroughly, preferably with sterile distilled water. Using tap water will add bio-burden again.
Personnel must take precautions to protect themselves. Goggles or face masks, neoprene rubber gloves, protective gowns, mixing and use in a hooded enclosure with external exhaust system are all necessary.
If disinfectants will kill microorganisms they can also
be harmful to the cells of the human body."