|Document ID (ISN)||53247|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Paul M., Himmelstein J., Weinstein S., Pransky G., McDougal C., Brogie B., Legendre S.
||Ocular infections and the industrial use of microscopes
||Sep. 1989, Vol.31, No.9, p.763-766. 24 ref.
||A cluster of ocular infections occurred in one area of a computer fabrication facility that relied on the use of industrial microscopes. A questionnaire was administered to all employees in this area. Microscope oculars were cultured and compared with control microscopes from a nonindustrial setting. Risk of infection was correlated with the number of hours of microscope use per day and subjective indicators of cleanliness. Bacterial cultures confirmed increased colony counts in industrial oculars compared with control oculars. Hygienic practices were instituted similar to those employed in medical settings. No further outbreaks of conjunctivities have been reported in a 1-year follow-up.
||computers; infection control; light microscopy; eyes; biological hazards; microbial pollution; microelectronics
||disinfection of equipment; hazard evaluation; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment