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  Posted by: The Probe      17th February 2020

Irritant contact dermatitis is a common issue among the dental profession – a Health and Safety Executive study found dental nurses and dentists to be 10 and 7 times respectively, more likely to suffer from contact dermatitis than the all industry average. [i]

The condition has been reported by various healthcare workers following contact with irritants such as hand washing solutions,[ii] so your selection of hand hygiene products is integral to helping your staff maintain the highest of standards. To help prevent dermatitis without compromising your protocols, make sure you only use products you can trust.

The Steri-7 Xtra Personal Care Range from Initial Medical offers hypoallergenic surgical level Hand Rub and Wash, proven to kill 99.9999% of bacteria, spores, fungi, viruses and yeasts. Utilising clever technology, it remains active for up to 3 hours after application for long-term protection.

Dermatologically tested, classed as non-irritants and featuring re-moisturising properties, the range is ideal for frequent users. Find out more today!

For further information please visit or Tel: 0870 850 4045




About Initial Medical Waste Experts

Initial Medical is an expert in healthcare waste management, providing a complete collection, disposal and recycling service for hazardous and non-hazardous waste and offensive waste produced by businesses and organisations within the UK.

The safe management of healthcare waste is vital to ensure your activities are not a risk to human health.  Initial Medical’s healthcare waste services ensure that all of your waste is stringently handled in compliance with legislation and in accordance with Safe Management of Healthcare Waste best practice guidelines, providing you with the peace of mind that you are adhering to current legislation.

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[i] Health and Safety Executive. Index of data tables. THOR – Voluntary reporting of occupational diseases by specialist doctors: Index of THOR tables. Skin Disease (Cases reported by consultant dermatologists to EPIDERM), THORS04 – Contact dermatitis: numbers and rates by occupation, updated 10/15. Link [Accessed Dec 2015]

[ii] Kampf G, Loffler H. Prevention of irritany contact dermatitis among health care workers by using evidence-based hand hygiene practices: a review. Ind Health. 2007 Oct;45(5):645-52.

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