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UV Light Could Bust Hospital-Acquired Infections

October 22, 2012

With hospital-acquired infections (HAI) being in the top 5 causes of death in the US, there could finally be some good news in this area. Traditional cleaning with heavy disinfectants has had little effect on eliminating bacteria in health care facilities and equipment where these “bugs” are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and other methods of destroying them. Studies are showing success using UV light to kill up to 90% of bacteria. Some of the ubiquitous, dangerous bacteria being tested on are vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile. People should be assured that traditional disinfectant cleaning of rooms and equipment would still be utilized, even if UV light becomes a standard adjunct to cleaning protocols in health care establishments. To read the full article, click the link below: