CHAIR is actively working on healthcare plumbing system development to reduce infectious disease transmission.
A critical aspect of reducing healthcare acquired infections is to find the ideal layout of toileting facilities, and the accompanying plumbing and ventilation systems that will minimize infectious disease transmission at its source (e.g. fecal matter).
*From the American Journal of Infection Control xxx (2012) 1-5 Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol: A literature review with suggestions for future research David L. Johnson PhD a,*, Kenneth R. Mead PhD b, Robert A. Lynch PhD a, Deborah V.L. Hirst PhD b a Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, Oklahoma City, OK. b Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH