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Doctors and nurses wash their hands less often as their shift progresses, increasing the risk they will spread infections among their patients, a study warns.
Tired and busy staff concentrate on their medical duties and see hand hygiene as a 'low priority'. And the more stress and workload, the less compliance with the rules.
Hengchen Dai of the
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have reported potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the antimicrobial triclosan in a study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The study suggests that triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through
During the recent ISSA/Interclean USA exhibition in Orlando, the 2014 Innovation Awards were presented in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services & Technology, and Supplies. Industry professionals voted to choose the winners.
3M took the prize in the Cleaning Agents category for its Scotchgard Resilient Floor
In what could be described as the ultimate specialist cleaning task, around 100 particle physicists recently donned hard hats and backpack vacuums and set to work on cleaning the Large Hadron Collider.
The eight-storey magnetic chamber - which is the size of the Notre Dame Cathedral - needs to be completely cleared of all extraneous bolts, dust,
Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He discusses the potential hazards of the innocent handshake and asks whether we will all have to find a more hygienic alternative.
Many of us are fastidious about using public toilets because we fear they may be colonised by germs of multiple users.
But a new study published online in the journal "Applied and Environmental Microbiology" has revealed that the average public washroom is no germier than our toilets at home.
Microbiologists tracked viruses and bacteria at four