Use of an ultraviolet light at point-of-dispense faucet to eliminate Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Abstract

Tap water is believed to be a significant source of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in health care environments. This study evaluated an ultraviolet (UV) light point-of-dispense water treatment system for control of P aeruginosa. No P aeruginosa was detected in 30 different water dispensers in which the UV light device had been operating for 1-34 months. In comparison, P aeruginosa was found in other taps that did not feature this UV light system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-529
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Firewall
  • Point of dispense
  • Point of use
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Tap water
  • Ultraviolet light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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