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Resource ID: #25272
Subject: Chemicals
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Date: June 26, 2011; July 17, 2011; September 22, 2011; December 28, 2011, April 13, 2011; February 28, 2011; September 29, 2011; Nov. 1, 2011



The public assumes sterile alcohol wipes are sterile or at least clean enough to not be dangerous. But an ongoing investigation in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that wipes--sterile and nonsterile--can be dangerously contaminated, and federal regulators are not doing much to protect the public. When there are recalls, the public is not finding out because of lax communication and weak tools for regulators.

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