Mitigation of microbial contamination from waste water and aerosolization by sink design

ConclusionsLimiting microbial contamination is critical for the control of nosocomial infections of in-room sinks, which provide a major source of contamination. Our experimental sink studies document that regular ozonated water rinsing of the sink surface, decontamination of p-trap water, and UV decontamination of surfaces limits microbial aerosolization and surface contamination, with potential to decrease patient exposure and reduce hospital acquired infections.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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