Latest Human decontamination Stories

2011-01-05 00:00:40

Bay Decon announces the publication of its online forum dedicated to helping families whose lives have been touched by death. Readers are invited to contribute their stories, original artwork, and photography in an effort to help others in the grieving process. Visit the blog at http://baydecon.wordpress.com/ Virginia Beach, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011 Bay Decon is pleased to announce the publication of Bay Decon, When the Unexpected Happens, an online forum dedicated to families...

2010-12-15 00:00:44

Garner Decontamination Solutions now uses new AeroClave® technology to sterilize healthcare facilities, public areas, ambulances and other vehicles and areas using an Energized Hydrogen Peroxide process to stop infections. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 Garner Decontamination Solutions is introducing a new service that quickly and efficiently sterilizes large areas and vehicles using Energized Hydrogen Peroxide (eHPâ“ž¢). The process produces a gas...

2010-12-01 00:41:12

Midbrook Medical, the Jackson, Michigan, based manufacturer of custom fabricated medical equipment and medical decontamination systems has developed automated instrument washing systems designed to more effectively eliminate bioburden on reusable cannulated instruments. Bioburden, the bacteria and material left on a surgical instrument, is one of the leading causes of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) in medical facilities. Jackson, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Midbrook Medical,...

2010-06-07 08:08:00

ST. LOUIS, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CET, LLC participated in a bioterrorism recovery exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, in May 2010. The Interagency Biological Restoration Decontamination (IBRD) Device Demonstration was conducted to increase US preparedness to respond/recover from a bioterrorist attack. As part of the event, CET(TM) demonstrated the utility of Peridox® with EDS (Electrostatic Decontamination System) for destroying Anthrax spores on urban...

2010-04-28 12:04:28

Chemists with the United States military have developed a set of ultra-strength cleaners that could be used in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. The new formulas are tough enough to get rid of nerve gas, mustard gas, radioactive isotopes, and anthrax. But they are also non-toxic, based on ingredients found in foods, cosmetics, and other consumer products. A detailed evaluation of the cleansers appears in ACS' Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, a bi-monthly journal. George...

2010-04-26 14:38:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the premier national resource for chemical and biological defense, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the Center with a patent for the invention of a sorbent technology designed to improve efforts to decontaminate highly toxic materials. U.S. patent number 7,678,736 marks the sixth U.S. patent issued to ECBC during the 2010 fiscal year. The new sorbent...

2010-04-12 06:45:00

ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees of the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infection were offered a record 37 presentations on the critical role of contaminated environmental surfaces in the transmission of pathogens in healthcare settings. Several studies focused on the use of TRU-D, an automated, no-touch, portable UV device, to control microbial contamination. Results were similar for all tests, with data indicating a meaningful reduction of...

2010-03-16 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI) announces a giant step forward for the AsepticSure(TM) hospital sterilization system. Edwin Marshall, Medizone's Chief Executive Officer explained, "A week ago we announced completing the first full round of room scale trials eliminating all pathogens across the 'Super Bug' spectrum on stainless steel surfaces. While it may seem counterintuitive, stainless is one of the more...

2010-02-17 09:32:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- RSDecon, a business of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., announced that it is conducting collaborative research with the Canadian government into further uses of RSDL - a safe, fast-acting, easy-to-use and economical form of protection against chemical warfare (CW) agents and T-2 toxin. The Canadian government developed RSDL as a decontamination tool for its military forces in the 1980s. RSDL is now standard equipment carried by head-of-state protection...

2010-02-09 13:53:00

HONOLULU, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CBI Polymers, a subsidiary of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., is pleased to announce that National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) have won the Environmental, Security, Safety and Health (ESS&H) Achievement Award in recognition of their innovative use of DeconGel® as a beryllium decontamination technique for the mitigation and abatement of hazardous particulate. DeconGel® is...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'