Could antibacterial clay fight superbugs?

13th of August 2014
Could antibacterial clay fight superbugs?

Antibacterial properties have been discovered in natural clay deposits - and researchers hope that these will help in the fight against superbugs.

The clay was found in a volcanic deposit near Crater Lake, Oregon in the US. Thought to be between 20 and 30 million years old, it was formed from silica-rich magma and hydrothermal water resulting

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Officials seize consignment of liquid heroin disguised as soap

11th of August 2014
Officials seize consignment of liquid heroin disguised as soap

Brazen drug traffickers used liquid soap bottles to hide huge quantities of heroin in a smuggling attempt that was foiled by officials last month.

The shipment of drugs from Azerbaijan was bound for Turkey, but law enforcement officers caught up with the traffickers in Georgia. The heroin was confiscated by the Georgian police and the Revenue

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Aircraft toilet system makes life easier for the blind

8th of August 2014
Aircraft toilet system makes life easier for the blind

A Hong Kong professor has devised a system making it easier for the visually impaired to use the toilets on an aircraft.

The BrailleWise concept uses strips of Braille lettering around the lavatory cubicle that provide direction signs to the various facilities in the washroom.

Upon entering the lavatory, the visually-impaired passenger will be

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Countdown to ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

7th of August 2014
Countdown to ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

The first ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition takes place from September 25-27 in Turkey. This is the newest in the ISSA/Interclean series of exhibitions, which are organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with trade organisation ISSA. Turkish cleaning association TESHIAD is a co-organiser of the event.

With over 150 exhibitors and 3,500

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Sealed Air buys Virox Technologies Accel brand

6th of August 2014
Sealed Air buys Virox Technologies Accel brand

Sealed Air, parent company of the Diversey Care business, has acquired the Virox Technologies Accel brand, along with its related healthcare businesses in the USA and Canada.

Diversey Care has had a longstanding exclusive, global relationship with Virox and the acquisition will enhance the company's marketing of Virox's proprietary Accelerated

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Hand hygiene rates higher when healthcare workers can see auditors

5th of August 2014
Hand hygiene rates higher when healthcare workers can see auditors

Hand hygiene rates were found to be three times higher when auditors were visible to healthcare workers than when there were no auditors present, according to a study in a major Canadian acute care hospital.

The study was titled 'Quantification of the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring using an electronic monitoring system: a

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