Germ-killing technology in new hand dryer

29th of November 2013
Germ-killing technology in new hand dryer

New to the market is a hand dryer claimed to kill harmful pathogens such as E. coli, C. difficile, Staph, MRSA, and TB while drying the hands.

American Dryer claims its new eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer - launched this month - is a ground-breaking product. The dryer uses patent-pending Cold Plasma Clean technology to kill 99.6 per cent of harmful

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Australian office hygiene standards poor, says survey

28th of November 2013
Australian office hygiene standards poor, says survey

Australian offices are breeding grounds for germs, with poor workplace hygiene costing businesses up to 537 million euros in lost wages each year, new research suggests.

A survey conducted by Initial Hygiene found the hygiene habits of Australian workers are low, leading to one in six workers falling ill from poor office cleanliness

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UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

27th of November 2013
UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK is calling for evidence from commercial cleaning firms and cleaners as part of an in-depth examination into recruitment and employment practices in the industry.

The two-year project will aim to raise awareness of human rights and equality responsibilities among businesses in the sector and

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Read ECJ November online now!

26th of November 2013
Read ECJ November online now!

The November edition of ECJ is now available at the ECJ website. Highlights include a special report on hand hygiene, a case study about hospital cleaning and a focus on high pressure cleaners.

Read it here.

 

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Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

26th of November 2013
Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

The European Commission is to adopt criteria on delivering an ecolabel to toilets and urinals. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission's environment directorate, as well as "stakeholders" studying "user behaviour" and "best practices".

"The primary aim of establishing criteria for toilets etc, is

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Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

25th of November 2013
Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

People who wash their hands after failing at a task feel more optimistic than those who do not, new research has found. But this optimism may be misplaced according to the University of Cologne study.

Nearly 100 people were asked to attempt an impossible task, after which some were asked to wash their hands. All participants were then quizzed on

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