Navigation Links
Is your child's hobby making him sick?
Date:3/14/2011

CHICAGO (March 14, 2011) Research has shown that playing a musical instrument can help nourish, cultivate, and increase intelligence in children, but playing a used instrument also can pose a potentially dangerous health risk.

Used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be heavily contaminated with a variety of bacteria and fungi, many of which are associated with minor to serious infectious and allergic diseases, according to a study published in the March/April 2011 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

"Many children participate in their school's band ensemble and often the instruments they play are on loan," said R. Thomas Glass, DDS, PhD, lead author of the study. "Most of these instruments have been played by other students, and without the proper sanitation, bacteria and fungi can thrive for weeks and even months after the last use."

A total of 117 different sites, including the mouthpieces, internal chambers, and cases, were tested on 13 previously played instruments of a high school band. Six of the instruments had been played within a week of testing, while seven hadn't been touched in about one month. The instruments produced 442 different bacteria, many of which were species of Staphylococcus, which can cause staph infections. Additionally, 58 molds and 19 yeasts were identified.

"Parents may not realize that the mold in their child's instrument could contribute to the development of asthma," said Dr. Glass.

Additionally, the yeasts on the instruments commonly cause skin infections around the mouth and lips ("red lips").

"Because these instruments come into contact with the mouth, it's no wonder they're a breeding ground for bacteria," said AGD spokesperson Cynthia Sherwood, DDS, FAGD. "As dentists, we see this same growth of bacteria in dentures, athletic mouthguards, and toothbrushes."

Researchers foun
'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Henderson
media@agd.org
312-440-4974
Academy of General Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vestara and EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. Announce Partnership Making Available Industry's Only Automated Pharmaceutical Waste Management Solution to over 5,000 U.S. Hospitals
2. Home Health Care Newest Market Sector for Marketing/PR firm, Placemaking Group, With Addition of Client, Nursing and Rehab At Home
3. Bitrex Bitter Safety Additive Exhibiting at the Safe Kids Fair 2010; Making a Bitter Face to Learn about Poisoning Prevention
4. Hopkins doctor/disaster expert says resource problems in Haiti required ethical decision-making
5. Carnegie Mellon research provides insight into brains decision-making process
6. 3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home
7. Irelands Allergy Standards Limited Adds LG Electronics to Host of Companies Making Allergy-Certified Consumer Products
8. Governor Tim Pawlenty Issues Proclamation Making Thursday, March 25, 2010 Medical Biller's Day
9. More than one-quarter of elderly patients lack decision-making capacity at death
10. Zerion Software Releases iPad Data Collection App, Making the iPad a Serious Business Tool
11. Love Making And Exercise Can Trigger Headache Pain?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air ... diseases both fictional and real. The Charles E ... committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against ... opportunity to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood ... many misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, ... health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday ... the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who cared ... at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. But the U.S. cases ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Hay House is pleased to ... and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by the highly ... Recovery. This book is meant to help readers of ... of recovery. , Recovery 2.0 is not the average ... 2.0 is a guide for what comes next. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Healthcare professionals who are ... education at home or on-the-go via laptops, tablets ... brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The new ... 2,000 hours of CE course offerings, ... experience. With such a diverse library, there’s something ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Richard Carlson, ... an industry leader with over 25 years experience. ... leader in the areas related to EDI, B2B Commerce, ... is an Editorial Advisory Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce ... Blue Fin Group is a management and technology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2
... , SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 12 Healthcare Trust of ... investment trust, announced the execution of a Purchase and ... building located in Spartanburg, South Carolina for approximately $16,250,000. ... number of conditions. , The approximate 108,500 SF Mary ...
... MONTREAL, Nov. 12 The International Peak Performance Symposium ... - Via Scarlatti, 33 (close to Stazione Centrale), Milan ... , The conference will focus on the benefits that ... Peak Performance both in Sports and Business. Modern approaches ...
... found elevated amounts of protein involved in blood-brain barrier ... have a biological effect on the brain, but it,s ... risks, a Swedish medical researcher reports. , Fredrik Soderqvist, ... phone users and discovered they had elevated levels of ...
... that lead to myotonic dystrophy , THURSDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay ... pneumonia might serve as an effective treatment against a type ... mice and found that it appears to combat genetic defects ... types of muscular dystrophy. The muscle-wasting condition is also known ...
... Rats fed sugary chow suffered withdrawal when regular meals returned , ... of dieting? Join the club. But new research in rats hints ... as kicking drug addiction. , In the study, rats weaned off ... withdrawing from drugs and alcohol. , Rat brains aren,t the same ...
... ... facility in Lake Success, NY. The facility will house some of the practice’s ... M.D., Neuro-Ophthalmologist Scott Uretsky, M.D., Neuropsychologist Gad E. Klein, Ph.D. and Neurophysiologist Marat ... needs of pediatric patients. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire a 108,500 SF Medical Office Building Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina 2Health News:Peak Performance, Neurofeedback and Biofeedback: New Frontiers of Empowerment From, and In, Sport 2Health News:Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical 2Health News:Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction 2Health News:Study Links Yo-Yo Dieting to Addiction 3Health News:Neurological Surgery, P.C., of Long Island, NY, Adds New Specialists and Opens New Flagship Facility in Lake Success, NY 2Health News:Neurological Surgery, P.C., of Long Island, NY, Adds New Specialists and Opens New Flagship Facility in Lake Success, NY 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... (RMANJ), a world-renowned leader in the field ... more rapid approach to embryonic screening. The research ... American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... chromosome screening (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN ... clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This ... the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint ... and sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... YARDLEY, Pa. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of their animal health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical ... and Antares serialization technology and turnkey solution to ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 ... The product that was serialized and aggregated by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
... Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB ) today announced that ... of the Company,s Board of Directors, effectively immediately. , ... "Paul,s experience and insight have been extremely helpful ... J. Sullivan , President and CEO.  "Paul managed Mesa,s Medical product line ...
... July 8 Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today the approval ... by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The product is available ... nationwide. , , , ... Laboratories, Anastrozole Tablets are AB rated to ARIMIDEX® (anastrozole) tablets.  Annual ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Paul D. Duke Resigns From Mesa's Board of Directors 2Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Announces the Launch of Anastrozole Tablets 2Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Announces the Launch of Anastrozole Tablets 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: