Optometry – new ISO Standard
Do you wear glasses? Then you know the importance of having frames that are comfortable, will not break or deform, or cause unwanted allergic reactions (for example, through nickel release). To ensure that glasses manufactured everywhere in the world are safe to use, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed ISO 12870:2012 Ophthalmic optics – Spectacle frames – Requirements and test methods. The Standard outlines fundamental requirements for spectacle frames. Read more.
Dentistry – new ISO Standard
Have you brushed your teeth today? Toothbrushes come in all colours, and claim different properties, but how can we make sure that they will perform and not break or fall apart during normal use? A new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard, ISO 20126:2012, Dentistry – Manual toothbrushes – General requirements and test methods, does just that.
'With the world of offers on toothbrushes from different brands, common requirements are needed to compare different products,' says Professor Hiroshi Nakajima, Chair of the subcommittee that developed the Standard. 'ISO 20126 provides a handy guide with harmonised best practice for the dentistry industry, toothbrush manufacturers, and regulators. Most importantly, users will benefit from the knowledge that their toothbrushes meet international performance criteria, and will do their job right.' Read more.
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