Ten Reasons to Eliminate Glutaraldehyde

When glutaraldehyde was first marketed in the early 1960’s, it was good news. Effective alternatives were sought to the highly toxic, irritating and carcinogenic disinfectant formaldehyde. However, reports of serious health effects from glutaraldehyde exposure were published shortly thereafter and ever since. Today, there are alternatives that offer high level disinfection while protecting health care workers and the environment.