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Waste Halogenated Anesthetic Agents: Isoflurane, Desflurane and Sevoflurane


NIOSH Docket Number 64

NIOSH announced a request for information with the intent to review and evaluate toxicity data for the halogenated anesthetic agents: of isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane for establishing a REL.

Background Information

Notice; 71 FR 8859; Request for information; 2/21/06 [PDF – 1,920 KB]

Submissions in Order of Receipt

Submission to the docket from Diana McGregor (American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) w/references; 3/29/06 [PDF – 137 KB]

Reference (1): Anaesthetic agents: Controlling Exposure under COSHH); 1/1/95 [PDF – 3,361 KB]

Reference (2): Waste Anesthetic Gases: Information for management in anesthetizing areas and the postanesthesia care unit (PACU); 1/1/99 [PDF – 2,045 KB]

Reference: Educational DVD; (Anesthesiology, The Facts About Waste Anesthetic Gases) – 2005 (Available directly from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55902).

List of references submitted by Diana McGregor; (American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)); 3/29/06 [PDF – 1,793 KB]

Submission to the docket from Carol Petersen (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)); 4/19/06 [PDF – 81 KB]

Submission to the docket from White (ORC Worldwide); 6/21/06 [PDF – 336 KB]