Healthcare-Associated Infections will kill 200 Americans today
More than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined
C. Diff and MRSA -- two of the most common infections -- are becoming more resistant to antibiotics and are no longer confined to healthcare facilities. Schools, day care centers, retirement homes, locker rooms, dormitories and military barracks are breeding grounds for life-threatening infections.
Medical disinfectants and sterilants that fight infections are toxic and have been linked to respiratory, skin and neurological problems. Nurses exposed to toxic disinfectants are twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage as other nurses. Toxic disinfectants pollute our air and water.
StopInfectionsSafely.org will share information and solutions with patients, healthcare providers, healthcare workers, environmentalists and others determined to control the spread of infections.