Is CaviCide hazardous?

Inhalation: May cause irritation of the nose, throat and upper respiratory tract. High vapor concentrations may produce nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, narcosis and possible unconsciousness. Skin Contact: Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause mild irritation.

Is CaviCide a carcinogen?

There is a myth in many Canadian hospitals that the standard wipes used to disinfect medical equipment and surfaces are “known WHO carcinogens”. It is said these disinfectants are of such danger they can only be handled with gloved hands.

What level of disinfectant is CaviCide?

intermediate-level disinfectant
CaviCide is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate-level disinfectant which is effective against TB, HBV, HCV, HIV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi.

What are the ingredients in CaviWipes?

Cavi-Wipes Active Ingredients: Isopropanol (17.2%) and Ammomium Chloride. Kills TB in 3 minutes. Kills HBV, HCV, MRSA, HIV, HSV in 2 minutes. Effective against Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin and Influenza A2 Virus.

Can you use Caviwipes without gloves?

Skin Protection: Wear impervious clothing and gloves to prevent contact. Butyl rubber is recommended.

How do you dispose of CaviCide?

Container Disposal: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling, if available. If recycling is not available, discard in accordance with hospital policy.

Do you have to wear gloves with Caviwipes?

Skin Protection: Impervious gloves such as butyl rubber or nitrile are recommended for operations which may result in prolonged or repeated skin contact. Other protection: None required for normal use. Wear protective clothing if needed to avoid prolonged/repeated skin contact.

What is the most powerful disinfectant?

The best disinfectants against viruses

  • Isopropanol or Ethanol (Alcohol) are effective disinfectants when used at a high enough concentration.
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds are widely used as surface disinfectants and can be found in many household cleaners including disinfectant wipes and sprays.

Are CaviWipes harmful?

Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Inhalation of concentrated vapors may cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat and dizziness and drowsiness. Prolonged overexposure to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether may affect liver, kidneys, blood, lymphatic system or central nervous system.

Can you use CaviWipes without gloves?

Do you dilute CaviCide?

The chemicals can interact, possibly producing dangerous fumes. Never dilute CaviCide. Diluting it can inhibit it’s ability to properly disinfect.