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Skip those waiting room magazines to avoid germs
Updated: 10/23/2012 6:14:32 PM

Skip those waiting room magazines to avoid germs  When people visit their dental health professional, some expect to be sitting in the waiting room for a long time reading old magazines from months back. However, if infection-control experts in Britain could have it their way, these old magazines would soon be a thing of the past. According to The Daily Mail, some infection experts from the National Health Services are calling for dentists to throw away the old magazines, claiming they could spread disease.

These individuals claim that when these magazines are lying around and passed from patient to patient, they are also retaining germs that can be spread around.

"There is no specific requirement for practices to remove magazines within a specified period. However, practice owners, as part of a regular cleaning schedule, should ensure that the magazines are in good condition and free from obvious contamination," said an advisor from Dorset Primary Care Trust, quoted by the news source.

In 2009, FitSugar reported that cold viruses can survive on a surface, like a magazine or newspaper, for up to 18 hours, and recommended that people bring their own periodicals to the dentist's office to avoid contracting these germs. 

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