Dental Work Surface Disinfectants
A Pollution Prevention Perspective
We conducted a survey of intermediate level dental work surface 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 several clues on how dental practices can reduce their disinfectant chemical use, as well as the potential impact that such products may have.
We recommend the following strategies:
Do not routinely use intermediate level disinfectant products on housekeeping surfaces.
Download our Surface Disinfectants Fact Sheet