From: "Olinger, Patricia L" <patty.olinger**At_Symbol_Here**EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] low pressure spraying of potentially biohazardous materials
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:56:35 +0000
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Kathy, If you can provide a little more detail I may be able to connect you with someone who can help with your questions. In just reading them there are several questions that one would want to ask.

First please explain pobio liquid. It is a term I'm not familiar with and I've been practicing biorisk management world wide for over 20 years. The first set of questions I would want to know is source and make up of the material you want to spray. Where are you going to spray. There would be more questions and there will potentially be several rules, regulations and guidelines that may apply.

I'm traveling quite a bit over the next couple of weeks but can be reached at:



Patty Olinger, RBP
Director of EHS - Emory University
Director of Global Programs - ERGRF
President of CSHEMA

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> On Apr 10, 2014, at 1:25 PM, "Olinger, Patricia L" wrote:
> Hi Kathy, what specifically are you looking for?
> Patty
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Apr 10, 2014, at 1:08 PM, "Kathy Rusniak" wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm researching the hazards and regulations governing the spraying of potentially biohazardous materials. So far I'm finding that aerosolization of pobio liquids is not considered a likely route of distributing viral particles (Hepatitis, HIV, etc), at least regarding existing technologies (such as dialysis) that have been studied. Does anyone have experience with this issue or know of specific regulations or sources of information that relate to this issue?
>> Thank you,
>> Kathy

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