Cleaning up homes with meth labs is a growing industry

4th of February 2014
Cleaning up homes with meth labs is a growing industry

Cleaning up homes that have previously been used as meth labs has become a cottage industry in the US.

Tens of thousands of US houses are said to have been used as meth labs over the last decade. The process of cooking meth can cause a range of issues including contaminated worktops, carpets and walls; a pungent odour; leaky roofs and dirty

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‘iPads can spread antibiotic-resistant germs’

3rd of February 2014
‘iPads can spread antibiotic-resistant germs’

A study by North Dakota researchers has found that iPads and similar devices can transmit germs - including certain types that are resistant to antibiotics.

And the implications of these findings are particularly significant to healthcare since doctors now commonly use tablets for patient charts and accessing reference materials.

The study was

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ISSA launches mobile game for cleaning industry

30th of January 2014
ISSA launches mobile game for cleaning industry

Cleaning trade association ISSA has developed a new free-to-download mobile game called Angry Janitors.

The game is available as a free downloadable app at the iTunes Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and on Google play for Android phones and Android tablets.

Angry Janitors features three stages - The School, The Office, and The Hospital

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Wall-scaling gecko robots to clean skyscrapers?

29th of January 2014
Wall-scaling gecko robots to clean skyscrapers?

Robots using a gecko-like motion to scale walls may clean our skyscraper windows of the future.

A prototype gecko robot is said to be able to adhere to surfaces in low temperatures by means of a dry glue. This enables it to crawl sideways and vertically in cold conditions without fear of falling.

The technology combines a clingy silicone

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Clean – at all costs

27th of January 2014
Clean – at all costs

Torsten Deutzmann, managing director Unger's European division, writes his first blog for ECJ. He emphasises the importance of cleaning tool manufacturers working closely with their customers in order to develop the most effective, cost efficient solutions.

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Hot water is ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ for hand washing - study

24th of January 2014
Hot water is ‘unnecessary and wasteful’ for hand washing - study

Using hot water for hand washing is unnecessary while potentially being harmful for the environment, according to a study.

But nearly 70 per cent of us believe hot water to be more effective than cold or warm water - despite having no evidence to back this up.

According to research assistant professor at Tennessee's Vanderbilt Institute for

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