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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more
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.
Whether bacteria, viruses or fungal spores: microorganisms surround us constantly. Often they are harmless, but in some cases they contribute to the spread of disease. To counteract this, disinfectants are used. In this article we are dedicated to the different types of disinfectantsRead more