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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Toxicity of Chemical Disinfectants
Encountered in Everyday Life

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Proper cleaning and disinfection of commonly used devices and surfaces are critical to patient, worker and public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel of experts in medical toxicology and environmental health will provide an overview of the safe use and potential adverse health effects from commonly used disinfectants, such as quaternary ammonium compounds, bleach and hydrogen peroxide.




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Timur Durrani, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA



Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP

Medical Director, Holland Pathways; Program Physician, Wichita Treatment Center; Addiction Medicine, Sunflower Wellness Retreat; Volunteer Faculty, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS


Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT

Board Member, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT); President, Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association; Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University; Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, GA


Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, FACEP

Past President, ACMT; Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


Paul Wax, MD, FACMT

Executive Director, ACMT; Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX





Series Co-Hosts

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) 
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)



Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) |  Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) | 
Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)






This presentation was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 6 NU61TS000296-02-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

The content in this presentation represents the views of the presenter. It does not represent the views of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR and does not represent endorsement by CDC/ATSDR of the purchase of any commercial products or services that are mentioned.