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Dr. Bliss and Ms. Zehrer disclose they are employees of 3M Health Care. Dr. Bliss has received funding for projects from Birchwood Labs, Inc, Kimberly Clark, Inc, and 3M Health Care and speaker honoraria from Healthpoint. Research for the project was funded by a grant from 3M Health Care.
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