|Do ultrasonic cleaners spread germs?
by aerosolization by Air?
Anyone using these devices should recognize that ultrasonic cleaners can be a source of airborne microorganisms ... the potential hazard ... has not been adequately assessed ... the primary source of contamination of counter tops was [is] apparently spillage and dripping from the instrument basket.
The microbial contamination of the counter top around the ultrasonic cleaner was not significantly affected by the aerosol generated. If the aerosol particles were very small, these bacteria would become part of the room air flora.
Ultrasonic cleaners can be safely used and airborne
contamination from this source minimized by daily cleaning of the solution
tank, adding a germicide to the cleaning solution. and placing a cover over
the tank while cleaning is in progress.