The alternative to ‘glug glug’ cleaning chemicals

9th of August 2013
The alternative to ‘glug glug’ cleaning chemicals

Free pouring chemical, often referred to as ‘glug glug’, from a concentrate to create a ready-to-use solution is not an unusual practice.  However, it does pose several challenges in addition to the obvious safety issues.

These challenges include the financial impact of using too much chemical, poor cleaning results from using

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Luxury toilet users warned of app flaw

8th of August 2013
Luxury toilet users warned of app flaw

A luxury toilet that is controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts.

The Satis toilet incorporates automatic flushing, bidet spray, music and fragrance release. Manufactured by Japanese firm Lixil it sells for up to 4,200 euros and is controlled by an Android app called My Satis.

But a hardware flaw

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A quick cleaning fix in the kitchen

8th of August 2013
A quick cleaning fix in the kitchen

Cleaning and hygiene should never be compromised in a food preparation area. But it can be hard to maintain scrupulous standards in a kitchen where staff are habitually rushed off their feet. We ask companies what systems they offer that combine high hygiene levels with speed and efficiency for optimum food preparation cleaning.

Speed is of the

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Fast food ice cubes in China include more bacteria than toilets

7th of August 2013
Fast food ice cubes in China include more bacteria than toilets

Ice cubes used in drinks at some global fast food chains in Beijing, China, contain more bacteria than toilet water according to a new report.

And McDonald's and KFC were two of the chains implicated in the report by China Central Television.

Ice cubes at a branch of McDonald's contained 120 colony-forming units of bacteria per millilitre while

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Cleaning windows is ranked least favourite job in Taiwan

6th of August 2013
Cleaning windows is ranked least favourite job in Taiwan

Cleaning the windows and exterior walls of buildings was ranked by Taiwanese workers as their least favourite job, according to a recent poll. Given a choice of several job categories, 45.4 percent of respondents chose window cleaning as a job they would not be willing to do.

Some 41.4 per cent chose being a fertiliser worker as an undesirable

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Urinal tap aims to promote men's hand hygiene

5th of August 2013
Urinal tap aims to promote men's hand hygiene

Men have long been criticised for their lack of hand hygiene but now they have no excuse for not washing their hands after a visit to the bathroom. A Latvian designer has designed urinal that incorporates a built-in tap.

The STAND tap is hands-free and activated by sensors - however opinion is still divided as to whether it is hygienic to wash

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