One hundred per cent of teenagers asked to take part in a simple hand washing test were found to have failed to wash their hands properly.
The 100 16-year-old boys and girls in the study all believed they knew the correct method of washing their hands. However, a UV light inspection afterwards confirmed the 100 per cent failure rate.
ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to Jerome Peribere, ceo of Sealed Air, and Dr Ilham Kadri, president of DiverseyCare, about how the two companies are going through the integration process.
Since Sealed Air - global leader in protective packaging, food care and shrink packaging - acquired Diversey, now called DiverseyCare, in 2011 the two
Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He asks how new innovations in the industry can be defined as successful.
The June/July edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Features include:
Review of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
Special report on hygiene in food preparation
Hand hygiene focus
Chemical dispensing systems - why invest?
Japanese spectators at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil astounded onlookers by cleaning up their stand moments after losing their opening match.
Armed with bin liners that they had apparently brought along with them, fans patrolled their side of the stadium and gathered up discarded litter.
Football fans from other countries could only look on
Archaeologists currently embarking on the mammoth task of cleaning the Colosseum, the world's most recognised Roman monument, have found a secret weapon - the humble toothbrush.
It's toothbrushes that are proving to be the ideal tool for scrubbing away the centuries of grime that coat the exterior of the giant amphitheatre.
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