About MB-10 Disinfectant
About MB-10 Disinfectant
The Laboratory Animal Science Center is committed to maintaining animal health and assisting in the production of high quality biomedical research. Maintaining quality animal health and the “protective zone” for research animals from the potential pathogens associated with a multi-species research facility are goals encompassing multiple and interconnected components. First is the purchase of high quality animals that meet a strict health profile. Second is establishing appropriate animal manipulation techniques that protect the animal colonies from potential pathogens. Third is the specific training of all staff working in the animal facility. Fourth is the appropriate sanitization and cleaning of animal caging, support equipment and animal facility.
Chemical disinfectants play an important role in protecting the animals from possible contamination and exposure to potential pathogens. In support of our commitment to quality animal health, the LASC is preparing to reintroduce a chlorine dioxide disinfectant, MB-10, manufactured by Quip Laboratories for use throughout all the animal facilities.
This chlorine dioxide compound is supplied as a 1.5 gm effervescent tablet that produces a 100ppm solution that is stable for 7 days when dissolved and mixed with water in a 32 ounce spray bottle. Used at 100 ppm and allowing for a 10 minute contact time, MB-10 is effective against Mouse Parvovirus Type 1 (MPV), Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV), Minute Virus of Mice (MVM), Murine Parainfluenza Virus Type 1 (Sendai), Sialodacryoadenitis Virus (SDAV).
Typical applications within the animal facilities include decontamination of animal rooms, biosafety cabinets, cage change stations, animal transport containers, animal restrainers, enrichment devices, personnel gloved hands and animal manipulation tools, such as forceps, ear punches and tattoo equipment. MB-10 can be applied using a cloth or sponge, spray or immersion.
Personnel must wear disposable gloves, face mask, lab coat/gown, and eye protection. Gloves, masks, masks with eye shields and disposable lab coats will be supplied within the animal facilities at the gownup stations. Research staff members are responsible for and are encouraged to provide their own safety glasses. Should you have questions about the suitability of your eye protection, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
Eye exposure: Flush eyes with water for 15-20 minutes, report to Occupational Health Service, Robinson Building 4th floor, 8-8400. Notify Office of Environmental Health & Safety, 8-8830 of exposure incident.
Ingestion: Sip water, do not induce vomiting. Immediately report to Occupational Health Service, Robinson Building, 4th floor, 8-8400. Notify Office of Environmental Health & Safety, 8-8830 of exposure incident.
Skin exposure: Remove contaminated clothing, immediately rinse skin with water for 15-20 minutes, report to Occupational Health Service, Robinson Building 4th floor, 8-8400. Notify Office of Environmental Health & Safety, 8-8830 of skin exposure. incident.
Storage, Spill Cleanup and Disposal
Store mixed solution in cool, dry area away from sunlight and heat to avoid deterioration.
Discard expired solution down laboratory sink drain in well ventilated area and flush with fresh water.
Spillage of less than 10 ounces, personnel to perform cleanup with absorbent disposable materials. Discard cleanup materials in standard waste receptacle. Wear protective gloves, mask, lab coat and eye protection during cleanup. For spillage more than 10 ounces, contain the spill with absorbent material, do not attempt to cleanup the spill. Proceed to notify BU Control, 4-6666 and Environmental Health & Safety Office, 8-8830, of spill incident and wait for assistance.
Please contact LASC Office, 8-4086, if more information, questions and/or clarification needed.