Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 1997
One study, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at six hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York City, New York; and San Francisco, California, between 1993 and 1995, found that workers reduced their risk of being pricked by up to 76 percent by using hypodermic needles with plastic sheaths or small metal tubes that pop over the tip as the needle is withdrawn from the skin.
A second CDC study, conducted during 1993-94 at three hospitals in New York City, compared...
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