Room-temperature plasma gases may replace hand disinfectants

From the NYTimes:

Instead of scrubbing, the workers would put their hands into a small box that bathes them with plasma — the same sort of luminous gas found in neon signs, fluorescent tubes and TV displays.

This plasma, though, is at room temperature and pressure, and is engineered to kills bacteria, including the drug-resistant supergerm MRSA.

Hospital-Clean Hands, Without All the Scrubbing
Image source: Neon sign. Wikipedia, Rolf Süssbrich, Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License.

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