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? about Sterilizers
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I've been using a EPA registered liquid sterilizer to sterilize my implements for 10 years. I am wanting to switch to an UV electric sterilizer that is EPA registered. What kind are you using?
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#2
Did you mean liquid disinfectant? I use an autoclave sterilizer (steam under pressure).
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(08-13-2012, 12:22 PM)Msn2nails Wrote: I've been using a EPA registered liquid sterilizer to sterilize my implements for 10 years. I am wanting to switch to an UV electric sterilizer that is EPA registered. What kind are you using?


You would have to check with your local health board. Talk to your inspector. Things can vary depending on the area.
Over here we have to use hospital grade disinfectant (high level) and soak metal/plastic tools. All paper buffers, files- garbage after 1 use.

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#4
PrecisionNails My daughter is a dental assistant and she said that's what they use is an autoclave to sterilize their tools. If it's safe to out in your mouth it gotta be safe for the hands. So i am guessing it's EPA registered, but I will definitely ask before I buy
Anna Lajourdie-yes I've already spoken with State Board, they said it has to be EPA registered.
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#5
The autoclave is FDA listed; your state board may be referring to liquid disinfectants when it requires EPA registrations.
Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. (yes, it's real)
http://www.precisionnails.com
http://shop.precisionnails.com
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#6
I'm no expert on the subject of sterilizers, but this nails mag article may be of interest (keep in mind that it is two years old): http://www.nailsmag.com/article/1287/all-steamed-up

There is a big difference between liquid disinfectants, UV sanitizers, and autoclave sterilizers. From what I understand, UV devices are regulated by the FDA whereas liquid disinfectants and heat/steam sterilizers are governed by the EPA.
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Thanks TrinaLuna the lady said it had to be EPA registered. My daughter said the kind they use at the dental office was heat/steam, but as I said before I will check to make sure it is registered( because i know dont whats registered or not) before I purchase it. What you said has really helped. I know don't want to use a disinfectant or a sanitizers....I am specifically looking for a sterilizer.

PrecisionNails- I really don't know what she meant, she didn't go into it much....I just thought I would look. I love this forum you learn

So much as a nail tech






would look for
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