From: John Palmer <jgppalmer**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] low pressure spraying of potentially biohazardous materials
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:17:58 -0700
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Kathy - I think you need to give the list a bit of insight into "POBIO" - I was assuming you mean the Mitsubishi term for the resins/chemicals/materials harvested from "biological sources" (which is a far cry from what most of us usually think of as "Potentially Biohazardous" - still - does require some consideration of best practices for recombinant DNA/infectious agents research...


On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Kathy Rusniak <kathy**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Hi Patty,

I'm trying to determine whether spraying pobio materials as a testing/mfg process would present any significant health risk or require any specific containment device due to possible aerosolization of viral particles (Hepatitis, HIV, etc).


Kathy Rusniak
Research Engineer
Evanston, IL 60201

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Olinger, Patricia L <patty.olinger**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Hi Kathy, what specifically are you looking for?


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> On Apr 10, 2014, at 1:08 PM, "Kathy Rusniak" <kathy**At_Symbol_Here**NANO-CYTOMICS.COM> 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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