Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 27th, 2006
"This study was designed to determine the role of flushing dental water lines for the removal of heterotrophic plate count bacteria, Legionella spp., and free-living protozoa. Forty dental offices were surveyed in the study," researchers in the United States report.
According to E.W. Rice and colleagues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "An initial sample and a sample taken after 3 minutes of flushing were obtained from the air/water syringe at each location.
"All samples were...
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