With 16 percent of both phones and hands sampled containing E. coli, researchers say a lack of hand-washing, or a bad job doing it–is to blame.
“A UK-wide study of mobile phones planned to coincide with Global Handwashing Day, found that one in six carries fecal matter, probably because their owners are not washing their hands with soap after using the toilet. Researchers said some of the phones were contaminated with E. coli, fecal bacteria that can cause stomach upsets and serious food poisoning such as in the fatal O157 outbreak in Germany in June 2011″ (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com)
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Our phones are filthy and it’s not hard to see why.
Lets face it, we are always touching dirty things. The problem is, we are also always touching our phones, transferring that bacteria to our devices! We wash our hands, but never clean our phones! Have you ever used your phone in the bathroom? (Don’t worry, we all have.) Then it shouldn’t surprise you that 1 in 6 cell phones have fecal matter on them!
Have you even used a paper towel to open the door of a public restroom? Or tried to squeeze out without touching the handle after someone else opens the door? Do you use your foot to flush the toilet? Of course, because those things are loaded with germs!
Did you know that your cell phone has 18x more harmful bacteria than that handle in a public restroom we all try to avoid? If you have ever used your phone after leaving the bathroom, you made them dirtier than you did in the bathroom.
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In this economy, everyone is looking to save money when they can. You might be wondering if it’s a good idea to buy a used autoclave. Remanufactured autoclaves can be a great way to save money, but proper precautions must be taken.
If you would like to buy a used autoclave, make sure you contact a reliable source that has been in the sterilizer business for a long time. The experts at Sterilizers.com can help you buy a used autoclave that is safe and reliable. If you’re in the market for a remanufactured autoclave, here are some tips to keep in mind. (more…)
All autoclaves are sterilizers, not all sterilizers are autoclaves.
Autoclave is a steam sterilizer
Sterilizer can be steam sterilizer, dry heat sterilizer, chemical vapor sterilizer, and ETO.
I’m really thrilled to announce that Alfa Medical (Sterilizers.com) as of November 26th 2013, became the North America service center for the the following Pelton Crane products: Sentry, OCM, OCR, Magnaclave, Validators, and all the way to the Delta Q 8 and Delta Q 10 lines. The markets which were approved for are all the none dental (ie Medical, Veterinarian, Laboratory, manufacturing facilities and again, all none dental).
Many people do not think about using an autoclave for sterilizing waste. An autoclave can be used to sterilize hazardous waste so that it can be thrown out with the normal garbage. Since hazardous waste disposal is very expensive, waste sterilization is a great way to save money.
If you haven’t been using an autoclave to sterilize hazardous waste, it’s not too late to start. So, which autoclave is best for sterilizing waste? (more…)
Question to Sterilizers.com chief trouble shooter:
What might remove burnt char from bottom of a Tuttnauer. Green fluid leaked after cleaning and burnt onto bottom of chamber. Chamber Brite not doing trick.
If there are melted plastic, chamber-brite will not do much. Make sure the dry cycle is not used. This may take a few cleanings.
It can be hard to clean unless you use an acid.
They will have to run another cycle or two using chamber-brite.
1. They can run a ½ package for no more than 30 minutes @250-260 degrees.
2. Vent chamber and empty reservoir, refill with fresh water.
3. While chamber is still slightly warm, use fine scotch-brite or a course side of a dish washing sponge and rub left to
right in the chamber (with the grain)
4. Wipe out chamber
5. Run another clean cycle
6. Do #2 again
7. Do #3 again
8. Do # 4 again
Steam sterilization is a popular choice for a reason. It is a dependable, non-toxic, and affordable solution that will meet your sterilization needs. However, according to the CDC, steam sterilization can have deleterious effects on some materials. In our article “Why You Need to Contact a Sterilizer Equipment Expert“, we proved to you that we are the premier sterilizer equipment experts. In this article, we will answer the question, “Should I use a steam sterilizer?” (more…)