If you work in the food & drink industry and have come into contact with Peracetic Acid, have you ever suffered from health effects?
Peracetic acid (PAA) is a hazardous sterilant used in the food and drink industries. When people are exposed to it for periods of time, PAA can be very dangerous.
Over exposure to PAA can cause severe physiological effects including:
Irritation and burning of the skin and eyes leading to eye damage
Irritation of the nose and throat
Irritation of the lungs causing coughing and shortness of breath
Long term chronic health effects to the liver, heart and kidneys
The need for accurately monitoring PAA in air has been identified by major drinks manufacturers in the UK. To date, a1-cbiss have successfully installed the ChemDAQ Steri-Trac Area Monitoring System at three large UK sites.
At the National Food and Drink Manufacturing Conference 2013, held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel on the 8th & 9th October, a1-cbiss will be showcasing the only system that is available for monitoring airborne Peracetic Acid.
Visit a1-cbiss for a demonstration of the ChemDAQ Steri-Trac monitoring system