Study: Far-UVC Light Zaps Airborne Viruses Without Harming Human Tissue
EPA Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category
USING ANTIBIOTICS TO TREAT SUPERBUGS MAY LEAD TO OTHER INFECTIONS
Experts say: Not ‘If’ But ‘When’ For Global Flu Pandemic
Study: Far-UVC Light Zaps Airborne Viruses Without Harming Human Tissue
By P.J. Heller
The benefits of using ultraviolet light in healthcare applications – killing microbes and bacteria and sterilizing surgical instruments and operating rooms -- has long been known. But the risks posed to people associated with using so-called germicidal UVC light, particularly skin cancer and cataracts, have prevented its widespread use in public spaces.

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EPA Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category (Amalgam Separator Rule)
By Chris Wall, Medentex HWI member
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rule for technology-based pre-treatment standards under the Clean Water Act. This new rule, coined the "EPA Amalgam Separator Rule", will reduce mercury discharges from dental offices discharging into the municipal sewage system where the wastewater is treated at the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). ”

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STUDY: USING ANTIBIOTICS TO TREAT SUPERBUGS MAY LEAD TO OTHER INFECTIONS
By P.J. Heller
Treating multidrug-resistant organisms with antibiotics is commonplace in healthcare facilities. Even so, antibiotic-resistant infections remain a significant threat.

Researchers at the University of Michigan, however, suggest that fighting these so-called superbugs is being hindered by targeting individual multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and neglecting the fact that there are multiple circulating MDRO species in healthcare institutions whose propagation is driven by competing risk factors.

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Experts say: Not ‘If’ But ‘When’ For Global Flu Pandemic
By P.J. Heller
In 1918, an influenza pandemic swept the world, infecting an estimated 500 million people and leaving tens of millions of people dead in what has been described as “the greatest medical holocaust in history.”

Now, nearly a century later — despite advances in medicine and science — concerns are being raised about the possibility of another catastrophic global flu pandemic.

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image Study: Far-UVC Light Zaps Airborne Viruses Without Harming Human Tissue
image EPA Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category
image USING ANTIBIOTICS TO TREAT SUPERBUGS MAY LEAD TO OTHER INFECTIONS
image Experts say: Not ‘If’ But ‘When’ For Global Flu Pandemic
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