Cling wrap deemed safe for burns

Everyday Glad Wrap really can be used as an acute burns dressing without posing any infection risk, Australian research finds.

Despite being recommended as a suitable pre-hospital dressing, no study had tested whether cling wrap can in fact harbour nasty bacteria which could get into the burns.

So researchers tested samples from a roll that had been left open for months at the Children's Hospital at Westmead's Burns and Plastic Treatment Centre, which sees around