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Cleaning Re-usable Implements

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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

When disposable instruments cannot be used in evidence collection, re-usable implements must be properly cleaned. Clean the implements between collection of evidence with a sterilizing solution such as bleach and water ( 1:10 ). This procedure includes vigorously dunking and rinsing the implement multiple times.

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