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Sweaty hands can reduce the effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to research by scientists at the University of Leicester in the UK.
While copper found in everyday brass items such as door handles and water taps has an antimicrobial effect on
IP Cleaning, Italy-based group of professional cleaning solutions producers, has been wholly acquired by private equity fund Ambienta. Its investment of 50 million euros will finance an industrial revamp and reorganisation of the company.
IP Cleaning ranks number three in the European professional cleaning market, with six manufacturing plants in
Members of Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ) have agreed to pay their cleaning staff at least 35c per hour above the minimum wage - reports Inclean magazine.
"The new Multi Employer Collective Agreement (MECA), agreed between the BSCNZ and employees, establishes $14.60 (9.4 euros) per hour as the minimum hourly rate for cleaners
Possibly the world's fastest cleaners are the team responsible for cleaning the Japanese bullet train between each journey.
The team is said to be able to clean an entire train in seven minutes flat.
The Japanese bullet train -- or shinkansen as it is known over there - is capable of speeds up to 200kph and more than 300 trains are in service
More than 10,000 cleaners in Singapore are to be given prizes, outings and certificates in a show of appreciation for the work they carry out.
High teas, lunches and other treats will be provided as part of an "Appreciating U" movement run by the country's National Trades Union Congress.
Around 200 organisations - including employers in both the
The Finnish Association of Cleaning Technology is organising its fourth international congress on professional cleaning from September 29-30 in Tampere.
Keynote speaker is Dr Ilham Kadri of Diversey, who will talk about the challenges of cleanliness and hygiene from the perspective of technology and sustainable development.
Dr Jochen Wirsching