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2009-02-01 08:20:00

A new study from the University of North Carolina suggests that nurses with occupational exposure to hospital cleaning products and medical instrument disinfectants have a greater risk of developing asthma. "I think it's time that hospitals start exploring substituting products containing chemicals known to be respiratory irritants/sensitizers with products that may pose less health risk, just like what they did with substituting powdered latex gloves with powder free/vinyl gloves," said Dr....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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