Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

EVER won­der about what piece of cloth­ing (eg, shoes) or gad­get (bac­te­ria-rid­den coins or mo­bile phones) in­hab­ited the se­cu­rity bin you just placed your head­phones into pass­ing through se­cu­rity checks at the air­port?

Fear no more - as long as you are fly­ing out of Akron-Can­ton Air­port, North Can­ton, Ohio USA.

The air­port has in­stalled a nan­otech­nol­ogy so­lu­tion that uses light to clean check­point bins as they are pro­cessed 24/7.

The sys­tem in­volves NanoSep­tic mats and skins for the bins, con­tain­ing “min­eral nano-crys­tals” which cre­ate a self-clean­ing ox­i­da­tion re­ac­tion that’s stronger than bleach, con­tin­u­ously break­ing down or­ganic con­tam­i­nants, the air­port claims.

AN­OTHER tragic ex­am­ple of the ways smok­ing can kill has played out in In­dia this week, where a man di­ag­nosed with throat can­cer al­legedly shot dead the col­league who in­tro­duced him to the habit.

The pair were both 25 and worked as chefs at a restau­rant, and be­gan smok­ing cig­a­rettes and mar­iũuana to­gether.

Even­tu­ally one of them de­vel­oped a throat in­fec­tion and af­ter con­sult­ing a doc­tor was told he had de­vel­oped throat can­cer due to ex­ces­sive smok­ing.

The man was re­port­edly “con­sumed with rage” and shot his col­league dur­ing an ar­gu­ment.

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