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
Cleaning trade association ISSA has developed a new free-to-download mobile game called Angry Janitors.
Angry Janitors features three stages - The School, The Office, and The Hospital
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
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.
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
Cleaning Expo Scotland takes place in Glasgow from September 3-4. The organiser says a number of high profile industry manufacturers have already registered to exhibit - including Nilfisk-Advance, Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions, Host von Schrader, Vileda Professional, Disposables UK Group, OGL Computer, PTS Clean, Sebo (UK), Merlin Business