Voting open for 2016 ISSA Innovation Award

24th of August 2016
Voting open for 2016 ISSA Innovation Award

Cleaning industry association ISSA has now opened the online voting for its 2016 ISSA Innovation Award Program at www.issa.com/vote. The winners will be featured at the forthcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Chicago, USA from October 25-28.

Entries are divided into five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services

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Hand hygiene handbook to be published

23rd of August 2016
Hand hygiene handbook to be published

An authoritative new book on hand hygiene in healthcare is due to be published this autumn.

Hand Hygiene: A Handbook for Medical Professionals offers a global perspective on hand hygiene issues in both developed and developing countries.

Compiled by world leaders in the topic, the book integrates World Health Organisation's guidelines into a

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Malaysian housewife uses fruit skins to make eco-friendly enzyme cleaners

22nd of August 2016
Malaysian housewife uses fruit skins to make eco-friendly enzyme cleaners

A Malaysian woman has turned her hand to making chemical-free cleaning products based on the fruit peel left over from her juicer.

Stay-at-home mother of three Jessica Tan Wee Loo hit upon the recipe for enzyme detergents through trial and error and is now marketing them commercially.

Her products are made from sugar and water plus fruit waste

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Speakers announced for the IFRA UK Fragrance Forum

19th of August 2016
Speakers announced for the IFRA UK Fragrance Forum

The fragrance association IFRA UK has announced details of its 2016 Fragrance Forum, which will take place on October 12 at the Royal Society in London.

This year it has invited a group of speakers to explore fragrance, wellness and wellbeing, considering the effects of aroma on health both now and in the past.

Dr Mark Evans is a lecturer in

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Toilet tours offered in London

18th of August 2016
Toilet tours offered in London

Two toilet tours are currently being offered in London in a bid to inform and entertain participants about everything relating to the British public lavatory.

London Loo Tours take in various interesting toilets while delving into the history of public health in England and looking at how a growing understanding of the spread of disease has led

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New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

17th of August 2016
New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health (published by the Royal Society of Public Health) takes an objective view of ongoing research showing the hygiene hypothesis - the idea that allergies are the price we are paying for our "modern obsession with cleanliness" - is a misleading misnomer.

Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene

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