How to use this tool
This table shows the complete inactivation of different toxins with a 30 minute exposure time to varying concentrations of Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) + -Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH).
- For T-2 mycotoxin and brevetoxin, it is recommended that, for complete inactivation, all liquid samples, accidental spills, and nonburnable waste be soaked in 2.5% sodium hypochlorite with 0.25 N sodium hydroxide for 4 hr.
- It is further recommended that cages and bedding from animals exposed to T-2 mycotoxin or brevetoxin be exposed to 0.25% sodium hypochlorite and 0.025 N sodium hydroxide for 4 hr.
- Exposure for 30 minutes to 1.0% sodium hypochlorite is an effective procedure for laboratory (working solutions; equipment; animal cages; working area; and spills) for inactivation of saxitoxin, tetrodotoxin, microcystin, palytoxin, ricin, botulinum toxin, or staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEB).
- All burnable waste from toxins should be incinerated at temperatures in excess of 1500o F.
- Autoclaving can be used with the protein toxins (ricin, botulinum toxin, and SEB) but should not be used with any of the low molecular weight toxins.