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Cleaning With Light

Hospitals are using UV lights to kill germs and bacteria.
(KPLC)  Just this week, the American Journal of Infection Control published a study showing that ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by twenty percent.  West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur is using this technology to disinfect on a whole new level.      

Hospital rooms are breeding grounds for germs.  That is why they are cleaned from top to bottom each day.      

Amanda Bryant is the patient safety coordinator at WCCH.  She makes sure that every step is being taken to keep germs and bacteria from spreading.  "The housekeepers have a specific order of things that they do to clean the room to ensure that there's no cross-contamination or transmission of any bacteria or organisms," she said.

But even with every step taken by the human hand to kill germs, it is just not always enough.
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