Posts Tagged 'contamination'

Citing PR “Nightmare,” Government Hides Report on Military Water Contamination

White House and EPA hide report on military water contaminationIt has been one of the oldest, most overly-used tropes in the book. As the intended stewards of our nation’s natural resources, the Environmental Protection Agency has fought for decades against the notion that it puts owls over people; that it somehow values a small, previously unheard-of rodent over the potential impact of hundreds or thousands of jobs.

While the EPA’s regulations have put the brakes on initiatives ...

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CDC: Decontamination Procedures Not Followed After Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patient Treated

CNN reports that several patients who underwent surgery at a Massachusetts Hospital may have been exposed to rare and dangerous disease due to improper sterilization of medical equipment from another facility in New Hampshire.

The medical equipment, rented by Medtronic Inc., was initially used on a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. After that initial procedure, the equipment was sterilized with heat, which is known to not be effective in eliminating Creutzfeldt-Jakob contamination. ...

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