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There are some significant differences between disinfection and sterilization
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The difference between disinfection and sterilization: everything you need to know

In the daily routine of hospitals and laboratories, disinfection, sterilization and cleaning are part of the daily routine. Although these terms are often mentioned together, the differences between the actual procedures are great. Here we have compiled a detailed list of the exact differences between disinfection and sterilization, which definitions are relevant in each case, and which procedures, methods and areas of application are differentiated.

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Caution is required with liquid, flammable substances of dangerous goods class 3
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Dangerous goods class 3: flammable liquid substances

In order to make the handling of hazardous materials safer in everyday life as well as in road traffic, corresponding materials have been divided into different hazardous materials classes. Diese sind nach Gefahrenmerkmalen gegliedert und in neun ADR-Klassen unterteilt. We have summarized here which substances are included in dangerous goods class 3, what to look out for in terms of labeling and packaging, and which legal requirements apply.

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Interview

The human being from the 3D printer? News about the science and art of bioprinting

So far, we have only seen living blood vessels, skin and organs from 3D printers in Hollywood movies and hospital series. But what is currently still a dream of the future for us could soon be reality. Where are we at this point? When will it be possible to transplant the first printed organs? Together with Dr. Michael Ausserlechner from the Medical University of Innsbruck, we shed some light on the subject.

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Correct autoclaving with steam sterilization
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Proper autoclaving with the steam sterilization process

To sterilize liquids, solids and biological hazardous materials, the steam sterilization process is mostly used. An autoclave is used for this purpose, which must be proven to produce reproducible results. Here you can find out how to operate an autoclave correctly, which substances may be autoclaved in it and what you must pay attention to with regard to the equipment and the legal requirements.

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Can disinfectant run off?
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Can disinfectant run off?

The use of disinfectants has risen sharply, especially in private use. Not least because of this, many users ask themselves whether disinfectant can run off and what consequences can occur if it is used again. We have summarized all the information on how long disinfectants can be stored, what happens afterwards and what to look out for when disposing of them.

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What are the toxic substances and materials?
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Toxic substances: What are the toxic substances?

In everyday life, we come into contact with a variety of substances and materials that can have an effect on our bodies. However, some of them harm us – for example, those that belong to the category of toxic substances. We have summarized here how toxic substances are defined, which substances belong to them and what must be taken into account when labeling and handling them.

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The correct handling of hazardous substances must be learned
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What are hazardous substances? Definition and labeling

In order to take the right safety precautions when dealing with potentially harmful substances, they must be classified – and classified as hazardous substances. But what are hazardous substances? This blog post provides various definitions of hazardous substances, gives an overview of the potential health effects, and explains the legal regulations that apply when dealing with the substances.

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Work with gaseous substances of dangerous goods class 2
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Gaseous substances: chemistry basics for dangerous goods class 2

Gaseous substances are a constant part of our everyday lives – from the oxygenated air to the fog in the garden to the useful gases that are transported every day. But what exactly are gaseous substances? How are these to be labeled according to the common class of dangerous goods? And what should be taken into account during storage and transport?

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Hand Sanitizer Ingredients
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Disinfectants: ingredients and health effects

Fungi, viruses and bacteria are an integral part of everyday life. Surface and hand disinfectants are used to control exposure to these microorganisms.
This overview summarizes which disinfectant ingredients are contained, what needs to be taken into account in terms of health, and what proper application looks like.

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Laboratory with a difference: Delicious barbecue marinade from the magnetic stirrer

Spring is coming and with it the perfect time for a relaxed barbecue with delicious ribs, steaks, shashlik and co. To all those who want to give their grilled food a new (fiery) touch, we show today a marinade preparation of a very special kind. Big advantage: Additional dirty dishes or cutlery is reduced to a minimum with our preparation. See for yourself …

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