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Thousands of European final-year students are preparing to graduate this summer - an event that should bring them satisfaction, joy and pride.
But could it also bring them MRSA or a staph infection? This was what researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore aimed to find out in a recent study.
Controversy has arisen over a report that hands-free electronic taps harbour more germs than manual ones, as reported by ECJ earlier this month.
An infrared tap manufacturer and a microbiologist have reacted to the study, which took at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The study found Legionella growing in 50 per cent of water samples from
ECJ looks ahead to Pulire, Italy's professional cleaning exhibition taking place from May 24-26 in Verona.
Pulire, organised by cleaning products suppliers' association Afidamp, is the professional cleaning exhibition for Italy and it takes place from May 24-26 at Verona's exhibition centre.
The show has now increased in size to over 14,000
Industry association ISSA has appointed Michel de Bruin of MGS International/Greenspeed to its European board of representatives. He will represent members from the Benelux region.
"I feel privileged to take on the exciting challenge of Benelux," de Bruin said. "My goal is to adapt ISSA's invaluable global knowledge and skills to local needs
As the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) exhibition opens its doors in Warsaw, Poland, ECJ takes a look at the the events taking place at the show, and the products visitors can see there.
Warsaw in Poland is the venue for this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) exhibition, which takes from May 18-20. Over
Dutch scientific journalist Anton Duisterwinkel describes the long term changes resulting from the widespread cleaners' strike a year ago.
A book, a special cleaners' day, more (self) respect and a wage increase. Those are the major consequences, a year after the start of one of the longest strikes in Dutch history, the cleaners' strike of 2010.