Breathing chemiclave vapors

I`m currently working in a dental office that uses a chemiclave sterilizer with the Harvey`s vapor solution. When the cycle is finished and the door opened, the vapors are released into the air.

Dear RDH:

I`m currently working in a dental office that uses a chemiclave sterilizer with the Harvey`s vapor solution. When the cycle is finished and the door opened, the vapors are released into the air.

I`m pregnant and concerned about breathing in the vapors. I know I can`t be the first person who has worked with this solution and been pregnant. No one I know has used a chemiclave. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has during their pregnancy.

Pat Bocage, RDH

Nutley, New Jersey

Editor`s note: Ms. Bocage can be reached by calling (201) 294-0106.

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