The Risks and Benefits of Chemical Fumigation in the Health Care Environment

@article{Byrns2011TheRA,
  title={The Risks and Benefits of Chemical Fumigation in the Health Care Environment},
  author={George Byrns and Thomas P. Fuller},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={104 - 112}
}
  • G. Byrns, T. Fuller
  • Published 19 January 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Fumigation of hospital rooms with high concentrations of toxic chemicals has been proposed to reduce microbial agents on hospital surfaces and to control infections. Chemical fumigation has been used effectively in other areas, such as building decontamination after bioterrorism events, in agriculture, and in residential structures. However, even in these situations, there have been incidents where fumigants have escaped, causing illness and death to exposed workers and the public. Before… 
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