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Researchers discover the addition of polymers prevents dental aerosols

Aug. 27, 2020
According to research published in Physics of Fluids, the addition of simple food-grade polymers to water completely eliminated aerosolization in dental settings. The findings were consistent with basic polymer physics.

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a mixture of polyacrylic acid, a simple food-grade polymer, and water will prevent aerosolization of fluids from instruments in dental settings. The research was published on August 25, 2020, in Physics of Fluids.

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