Health Matters


Study Shows Rise in Sharps Injuries, Body Fluid Exposures

Houston, TX – Despite an increase in sharps injuries and exposure to blood and bodily fluids, many health care workers are not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, recent data from the International Safety Center shows. Researchers analyzed 2015 surveillance data from hospitals that participate voluntarily in ISC’s Exposure Prevention Information Network – a system that tracks occupational exposures Read the full article…


Hand Washing vs. Triclosan

  Triclosan, a phenyl ether derivative, was introduced in the 1970s as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It has been linked to liver and inhalation toxicity, cancer, and thyroid or endocrine disruption. Initially used in hospitals, the toxic chemical ingredient is now pervasive in over-the-counter products found in schools, businesses, Read the full article…

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