Essay On Cross Contamination

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It is necessary to eliminate the possibility of contamination of the starting materials and/or products of other materials and products. Increased risk of accidental cross-contamination contributes to the uncontrolled spread of dust, gases, vapours, aerosols or micro-organisms present in the materials and products, equipment, and clothing (Coyle, et.al, 2004, 179-186). The degree of risk depends on the type of contamination and product exposed to contamination. The most dangerous pollutants are sensitizing substances, biological preparations containing living organisms, certain hormones, cytotoxics and potent substances (Pye & Blott, 2009, 170-181). Contamination is particularly dangerous for drugs used for injection or for the treatment of open wounds and also intended for prolonged use and/or receiving high doses. To prevent cross contamination, taking into account the conditions of production the following activities should be carried out:
• The organization of separate production (industrial premises and sites) for products such as penicillins, live vaccines, biological preparations containing living microorganisms, and some other biological products or the use of closed circuit of production
• Installation of air locks, exhaust systems and providing pressure differentials
• Reducing the risk of contamination caused by recirculation or
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Hygiene has always been prioritised by the health department and steps have been taken to understand the issues of people that they face in their everyday life. Thus, it is important for the department to investigate the concept of transference of fibres after hand washing so that appropriate steps can be taken to reduce this occurrence (Palmer, et.al, 2009, 12-18). Textile fibres possess characteristics which cause transfer of fibres onto hands. Although this concept and aspect is not known worldwide, but a few researches have been carried out to understand the
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