When possible disposables are used and discarded of after each client. The remaining equipment is sterilized in accordance to OSHA requirements for equipment and surfaces that may have come in contact with bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious material. In short : The items/surfaces are first rinsed, then washed with food safe soap, then thoroughly rinsed again. The items/surfaces are then sterilized using 8.25% sodium hypochlorite bleach. The items/surfaces are then washed again to remove the sterilizing agent and then allowed to air dry in accordance with OSHA’s recommendations. This process is much more in depth than stated here, if you would like more information on this process contact LifeTree Placenta. Note: to-date 5.25% sodium hypochlorite bleach is the only chemical sterilizing agent to be found 100% effective in destroying known bloodborne pathogens. A widely used EPA approved hospital cleaning agent was shown to only have a 94% efficacy against HCV. Nikole advises all those seeking Placenta Services to ask their provider about their sanitation/sterilization procedures.