Chemical Comparison

Chemical

Toxicology

Environmental Issues

Reactivity

Nok-Out Odor Eliminator
none
none
works best in alkaline environment; high acid environment must be neutralized
Glutaraldehyde
Acute
Possible Long Term Effects
Strong oxidizers=bleach, peroxide, iodine, ammonia, quanternary compounds; keep away from these agents
Iodine
Acute... harmful by inhalation and skin absorptionVery toxic to aquatic organisms - may cause long term harm in the environmentammonia, amines (quaternary compounds)
Chlorine Bleach/ Sodium Hypochlorite
Corrosive / irritantPossible long term degradation products may ariseAmmonia / Acids / Amines (Quaternary Compounds)
Quaternary Ammonia
acute and chronic - avoid contamination of foodtoxic to fishalkalis, strong acids, oxidizing agents
Ethyl Alcohol
Acute
No significant risk factorIncompatible materials, ignition sources, excess heat, oxidizer (see MSDS, Section 10)
Chlorhexidine Solution 2%
Acute - May cause eye damage and skin irritation
Toxic to aquatic environmentsDo not use with strong oxidizing agents

Acute: Severe or critical
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