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Hard Hitting, Factual a...
a Book of Major Importance

MEDICINE'S DEADLY DUST
A Surgeon's Wake-up Call to Society
by Dr Richard F Edlich, M.D., Ph.D.
with Julia A. Woods, and Mary Jude
Cox

ISBN 0-918339-45-6 * Hardcover *
6 x 9 * 224 pages * Acid Free Paper *
Illustrated * Index * $24.95

A powerful and highly-readable book on the medical dangers of cornstarch dusting powder on surgical and examination gloves, written by a prominent, highly respected medical researcher. Medicine's Deadly Dust, is an in-depth look at an explosive healthcare problem that causes unnecessary pain and suffering, wasteful expenditure of millions of dollars of valuable healthcare resources, and in some cases unnecessary death.

Today there is overwhelming scientific evidence that this deadly dust when left in the body after surgery can cause a variety of medical problems, including: the development of intestinal adhesions after abdominal surgery; fibrosis of the reproductive tract a cause of infertility in women; and in eye surgery, inflammation characterized by pus formation and cloudiness, which, in some cases, can lead to blindness. This deadly dust is also a major contributor to a second more widespread healthcare  problem-latex allergy. The cornstarch powder on the surface of the gloves acts as an aerosol agent for any latex protein on the surface of the glove and allows the allergen to be transported throughout medical facilities via airducts or even carried on the clothes of healthcare workers into their home, where it can affect family members who never come into contact with powdered latex gloves.

Medicine's Deadly Dust is a warning to medical professionals and patients alike that now is the time to act. It is an empowering hook of universal interest and importance.

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