The use of any product without reading the manufacturer's instructions and warnings might be interpreted as negligence.
...the use of a product contrary to the label warnings and use-instructions might be criminal if it effects the safety of clients.
is human, to persist in error affecting the lives of others is
Label reading is not "optional."
Since implant-ables must be sterile and "sterilizing" liquids cannot be reasonably monitored nor tested for effectiveness in any practical way, it is irresponsible to consider them as appropriate in any way whatsoever for sterilization. Every health department regulation we have seen requires periodic biological testing.
"Liquid chemical sterilization or disinfection procedures cannot be monitored biologically efficeintly." p 315, Sterilization Technology: RF Morrissey and GB Phillips - this may not be absolutely accurate but for practical purposees the process cannot be routinely tested.
Sterilizing solutions themselves are hazardous.
Glutaraldehydes are noxious and irritating and may result in a variety of
toxic reactions. Personnel must take precautions to protect themselves.
Employee exposure to glut. is regulated by federal and state agencies and
OSHA has set a ceiling limit of 0.2 ppm as a regulatory requirement for
exposure though this may number have recently changed. Goggles or face
masks, neoprene rubber gloves, protective gowns, mixing and use with an
exhaust system are all necessary.
All items disinfected with gluts. must be rinsed thoroughly, preferably with sterile distilled water. Using tap water would only add bio-burden again.
Sterilizing solutions are not used in tattoo or other body arts.
Because they lose potency and cannot be easily monitored and are hazardous to use: prohibited by Federal Regulation for our uses, sterilizing solutions have no place in tattooing, piercing or permanent cosmetics and must be regarded as inappropriate for this purpose.
The labels clearly state that it is a violation to use these products for purposes for which they were not intended.
Reading labels is your obsession. Labels are the most important places to locate information that the manufacturer deems important for the safe use of a product. They may contain emergency information and precautions that you must know to use a product safely.
The use of any product without reading the manufacturer's instructions and warnings is negligent. When it comes to the safety of the client, and your own, the use of a product contrary to the label warnings and use-instructions is criminal. If there is any question about the use of a particular product, the manufacturer can be contacted directly concerning their products. This contact information will be found on the label.
marks on pouches and bags
Integrators are a placed inside the pouch and change color when steam processing has penetrated into the bag.
Integrators in conjunction with indicators and spore testing is the best