Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It's All in the Wall
Here’s a new way to enhance the cleanliness of hospitals . . . antibacterial plaster! In China, scientists are developing and testing a plaster, which can be mixed into paint, wall coatings, art, etc., that is completely self-sanitizing. This would help sterilize hospitals and reduce the amount of deadly microorganisms that thrive in hospital settings. It is even said to have “more powerful antibacterial effects than penicillin.” This plaster, coined supramolecular plaster, can apparently protect against 5 disease causing bacteria. It can even help control the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and E. Coli better than penicillin. By limiting these deadly bacteria so often found in hospitals, we may be able to reduce and prevent nosocomial infections.