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Healthcare infection control has led to increased utilization of disposable medical devices, which has subsequently led to increased adverse environmental effects attributed to healthcare and its supply chain. In dental

Healthcare infection control has led to increased utilization of disposable medical devices, which has subsequently led to increased adverse environmental effects attributed to healthcare and its supply chain. In dental practice, the dental bur is a commonly used instrument that can either be reused or used once and then disposed. To evaluate the disparities in environmental impacts of disposable and reusable dental burs, a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) was performed.

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Date Created
  • 2013-05
Resource Type
  • Text
  • Collaborating institutions
    School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
    Identifier
    • Identifier Value
      SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-011

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