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  • C.diff Infection in Hospitals

    Posted on Jan 29, 2019

    Another important hospital infection is Clostridium difficile (C.diff). This bacterium is the most common cause of debilitating diarrhoea in the hospital setting. It's also an important cause of illness and death in care homes (around 80% of C.diff infections occur in people over 65). The infection spreads when people touch an infected person or a contaminated surface like a bedpan, toilet or floor. But C. diff also forms spores and research in a UK hospital, carried out by scientists in Yorkshire, showed the presence of the spores in the air. This was a preliminary study but the researchers wondered whether the possibility of airborne transmission might explain why C.diff can be hard to eradicate. A more recent paper found C.diff in the air around seven out of ten infected patients. Maybe infection control in hospitals and care homes have to look more closely at improved air purification. Air filtration integrated into HVAC systems is often always enough because the filtration efficiency that some of these air filtration systems can reach is often many times less than freestanding air cleaners. Proper hygiene standards in regard to airborne infection control will not only help infection control of aspergillosis but might also reduce the rate of Pseudomonas and C.diff related hospital infections.

    Posted in Other by Allergy Cosmos.

  • cognitive development in children affected by air pollutants A study conducted by the Columbia University’s Center for Children’s Environmental Health found that prenatal exposure to air pollutants can affect cognitive development during childhood. The study found that children who were exposed in the womb to high levels of air pollutants known as ‘polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons’ (PAHs) scored 6.3% lower on cognitive tests than the less exposed children. The risk of being developmentally delayed was 2.9 times greater in children exposed to PAHs, than that of children who had lower prenatal exposure.

    Posted in Other by Blake Wildman.

  • How is the air quality in your office

    Posted on May 28, 2013

    Most of us will spend the majority of our working lives inside offices, but did you know that the air quality in your office can make a significant difference to how we feel and how we perform at work? In the following infographic we look at the causes and effects of office air pollution, and how we can benefit from improved air quality.

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    How is the Air Quality in Your Office?
    To protect yourself from office air pollution, visit Commercial Air Filtration.

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    How is the Air Quality in Your Office?
    To protect yourself from office air pollution, visit Commercial Air Filtration.

    Posted in Other by Allergy Cosmos.

  • What is more important in medical treatment - a firm scientific foundation or the patient experience and choice? Many patients, including some with asthma, swear by homeopathy, and other complementary and alternative treatments. Yet there is little evidence (of the sort we would expect for a more conventional drug) that homeopathy has any therapeutic effect in itself.

    Posted in Other by Allergy Cosmos.

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