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A table that has just been cleaned could be 18 times dirtier than an unwiped one, according to a new study in Australia.Food trays, high chairs, toilets and tables in shopping centres are often less hygienic after a wipe, it says.
And once a dirty surface has been cleaned, the average surface bacteria count rises by an average 1,827 per cent -
The influx of overseas visitors to the London Olympics will elevate the already "extreme" risk of a ‘flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a report.
The country is said to be at such high risk because of its densely-packed cities, highly mobile population and popularity as a global travel hub.
The study, by UK analysts Maplecroft,
Nilfisk-Advance is ploughing investment into the outdoor cleaning market - a new segment for the company.
And president and ceo Joergen Jensen claims this to be a major potential growth area.
Nilfisk-Advance recently set up a new Outdoor Division and in January launched the CY5000 high pressure machine for cleaning outdoor surfaces.
Tork manufacturer SCA unveiled a new packaging system designed to make life easier for cleaners and facilities managers at the show.
The Tork Easy Handling system of boxes and plastic packs is claimed to help prevent stress injuries since it is easier to lift and handle than conventional packaging, according to SCA.
"Around one million Tork
Cleaning industry association ISSA has once again put together a stimulating seminar programme this week, running alongside the exhibition. Here's what's coming up tomorrow, Friday.
11.00-12.30 - Certification, training and labelling in the cleaning industry: how effective accreditation can yield a high return on investment. Room D201-202
Hand hygiene specialist Gojo has developed two new dispensing systems which it claims represent the next generation in hand hygiene solutions.
The no-touch LTX - Lifetime Performance Dispenser - comes in 1200 and 700 ml sizes. Gojo claims the 700 ml size is the smallest sealed dispenser on the market. Meanwhile the ADX - the Anywhere Design