Environmental Considerations For Disinfection

Chloe Strauss DAN

Environmental Considerations For Disinfection

Keep your divers safe while being aware of the environment

Live Event: Thursday, April 15th, 2021 7PM ET

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, divers and dive operators are realizing the important role that cleaning and disinfecting dive gear plays in minimizing the spread of illnesses. However, some cleaners can be harsh or destructive to the environment and can have a severe impact on marine life if not handled properly.

This webinar will explore how to choose an environmentally friendly product, how to effectively clean your dive equipment and how to dispose of the product safely after use. These best practices can be incorporated into your daily cleaning procedures to help your divers remain safe and healthy while doing your part to preserve our precious environment. We hope you can join us. 


Presented by Chloe Strauss

Chloe Strauss is the Risk Mitigation Coordinator at DAN. She is a dive instructor and has taught recreational and scientific diving classes at Indiana University, including the university’s underwater archaeological field schools. Before coming to DAN she also worked as a molecular biology researcher studying bacterial genetics. She is currently working to complete her Master of Public Health and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2021.

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