Navigation Links
Thermostatic mixer valves could significantly reduce the risk of scalding in children, study finds
Date:1/5/2011

climbs into the bath unsupervised or turns on a hot tap or a parent puts a child into water which is too hot.

"Home water heater thermostats are frequently set at 60˚C or above, which can cause a full thickness burn in an adult in 5 seconds and more quickly in children."

Thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) not to be confused with less precise mixer taps are fitted across bath hot and cold water pipes and set the hot tap at a fixed temperature without affecting the temperature of stored hot water or interfering with heating systems. Building regulations were recently updated to require TMVs be fitted into new build properties, extensions and conversions.

However, the Nottingham study is the first of its kind to test TMVs effectiveness and suitability in the home and on a population at a higher risk of scalding.

The study recruited more than 120 families with children aged under five living in Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) one of the UK's biggest social housing providers. The participants were split into two groups, one of which received an educational leaflet on bath safety, including the true story of a two-year-old who was scalded by hot bath water, and a TMV set at a maximum temperature of 45˚C fitted by a qualified plumber from City Building LLP (Glasgow).

Before the start of the study, both groups had their bath hot tap water temperature measured, and these were measured again three and 12 months after TMVs were fitted. Families were also asked to provide feedback on their satisfaction with their bath water temperature and, in those with a TMV fitted, their views on the valve, fitting process and whether they would recommend it to a friend. The study found that in the homes of families in disadvantaged communities, TMVs and accompanying educational leaflets were effective in reducing bath water temperature to the current recommended 'safe' level for at least 12 months after installation.

Profe
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-115-951-5793
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
2. Six Other E. colis Could Be Lurking In Your Valentine Days Dinner
3. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
4. New Book Reveals How Qigong Could Be The Eastern Answer To Botox
5. Chocolate lovers could be lowering their risk of stroke: Study
6. Charging less for more effective treatments could reduce health care costs while improving health
7. Clinical trial underway: Miniature ultrasound device could revolutionize pain relief
8. UAB-led study shows simple steps could reduce stillbirths by up to 1 million
9. Most maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be avoided
10. Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say
11. New Technology Could Widen Reach of Vaccines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... The City of West Hollywood hosted a news conference ... 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which ... since the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight to protect ... said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We need to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of ... kids with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for ... games to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust ... kids entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently ... thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry into ... prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of ... he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released ... website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , ... for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of ... maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2
... of the mouth by trained health workers can help in ... oral cancer mortality rate. ,A research done by scientists ... to visually screen people for oral cancer in order to ... oral cancer patients. ,Oral cancer is the growth of ...
... gets bacterial infections from the bacteria Pseudomonas.// Treatment ... Research suggests that antibiotic treatment may encourage the ... infection. ,Cystic fibrosis is disease of genetic ... mucus that affects the lungs and can cause ...
... newer form of chicken pox vaccine to// effectively control the ... herpes zoster) is the condition that gets symptoms of rashes ... pain, tingling, and numbness on the area. There may be ... somewhat like chicken pox and is caused by the same ...
... College of Georgia had successfully made a protein// that will ... growth of blood vessels that may lead to obstructed vision ... applied to animals suffering from corneal injury or skin cancer ... two third of its growth. The protein is all set ...
... be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease from the// heightened ... are at higher levels, there had been more reports of ... the days the air contains more pollutant particles, the ability ... in diabetic people. ,Impaired vascular reactions in diabetic ...
... the body from the food being heated in a plastic// ... development of the fetus in womb enough to cause breast ... research, which is published in the current edition of the ... the damage. ,Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical founding the ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/23/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ) has announced ... Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... been the topic of fascination since the era of the ... and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO )("NW Bio"), a ... and inoperable solid tumor cancers, announced today that CEO ... Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum in Washington D.C. ... place on January 26 at 10:30 a.m. EST at the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson for the topical ... announced. "Pete,s a Hall of Famer in our ... with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive Officer Chris ... across all generations. The passion and intensity that Pete brought ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2
... MediSapiens Ltd , a Finnish bioinformatics company, has released the ... use. The data is available through a graphical tool, ... Ltd , allowing exploration of the expression activity of genes ... sequencing of the human genome, understanding which genes are expressed ...
... Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it ... following the close of regular trading on Thursday, October 27, ... available to all interested parties at 2:00 p.m. PT.  The ... will be available on the company website at: www.varian.com/investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Transcriptome Viewer - Comprehensive Genome-wide Map of Human Gene Expression Activity Released for Public by MediSapiens 2Varian Medical Systems Schedules Fourth Quarter FY2011 News Release and Conference Call 2
... capability to quickly deliver up to 250 ... for powerful single-pulse ablation. This type of ... coldest and cleanest CO2 surgical laser available ... with the independent adjustment of pulse energy ...
... is a new CO2 laser system with ... panel and an exclusive design for easy ... SmarXide is the leader in a ... traditional features of Dekas laser devices, like ...
... removal for all skin types, ... for leg and facial veins, ... a large spot sizes with ... treatment. An optional scanner ...
... through an ultra thin flexible 400 - 1000 ... of movement when performing surgery. The MedArt® ... of handpieces. Handpieces are supplied with standard ... Straight and angled fiber guides with different ...
Medicine Products: