Dental Vacuum System Cleaners
A Pollution Prevention Perspective
We conducted a survey of dental vacuum system cleaners and disinfectants used in the San Francisco area. This survey was part of a cooperative project sponsored by CDA, local dental societies, city agencies, and the US EPA.
What We Found
Our dental co-researchers who responded to the survey told us:
What We Recommend
These responses give us clues on how dental practices can reduce their disinfectant chemical use. Three primary strategies are:
These alternatives decrease patient and staff exposure to chemical hazards, and also reduce the environmental impact of dentistry.
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