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Hazard report. Don't use industrial-grade gases for clinical applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20143660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of industrial-grade gases instead of medical-grade gases for clinical applications increases the risk of introducing undesirable and even toxic contaminants into the clinical environment. Hospitals should have policies in place to ensure that gases of the appropriate type and grade are used for the intended application.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health devices     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0046-7022     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Devices     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-04-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1262063     Medline TA:  Health Devices     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational / prevention & control*
Air Pollutants, Occupational / poisoning
Chemical Industry / standards*
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control*
Gases / standards*
Health Facilities / standards*
Nitrogen / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants, Occupational; 0/Gases; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen

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