Mobile foam cleaner sanitises phones and tablets

25th of July 2013
Mobile foam cleaner sanitises phones and tablets

A new foam cleaner designed to eliminate bacteria and viruses from much-handled mobiles phones and tablets has been launched by a German company.

NoBacs is aimed at schools, universities, government agencies and other institutions where mobile devices tend to be shared. It comes in a small canister that can be carried around in the pocket,

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Robots exterminate germs at Illinois hospitals

23rd of July 2013
Robots exterminate germs at Illinois hospitals

Mini robots nicknamed Little Joe and Ralph are helping to improve healthcare hygiene in two hospitals in the US.

The three-foot upright cylindrical robots use their rotating heads to exterminate germs in an action reminiscent of the daleks in the UK children's TV series Doctor Who.

'Ralph' is being used by housekeeping staff at Gottlieb Memorial

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Long haul flight runs out of toilet paper

22nd of July 2013
Long haul flight runs out of toilet paper

Passengers on a 10-hour flight from San Francisco to London recently were left without toilet tissue after the airline failed to stock up its supply.

Angry travellers were forced to improvise after stocks ran low and cabin crew told passengers to use other means.

Supplies of toilet roll were forfeited as United Airlines decided stopping to

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Afidamp launches Pulire Asia Pacific 2014

19th of July 2013
Afidamp launches Pulire Asia Pacific 2014

Afidamp, organiser of the Pulire cleaning exhibition in Italy, is to hold a new event in Thailand next year, called Pulire Asia Pacific 2014.

The new exhibition will take place from September 18-20 at the Impact Exhibition Centre in Bangkok. It will feature cleaning and hygiene equipment, along with waste management.

For more information:

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Self-cleaning technology could do more harm than good

18th of July 2013
Self-cleaning technology could do more harm than good

Research in the US has shown that air-pollution removal technology used in 'self-cleaning' paints may cause more problems than they solve.

The study by environmental scientists at Indiana University has revealed that titanium dioxide coatings, said to break down airborne pollutants on contact, are likely to convert ammonia to nitrogen oxide which

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Healthcare cleaning chief calls for cleaners' qualifications in NHS hospitals

17th of July 2013
Healthcare cleaning chief calls for cleaners' qualifications in NHS hospitals

The chairman of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) in the UK has called for the introduction of nationally recognised qualifications and training standards for all National Health Service (NHS) cleaning staff.

Currently no vocational qualifications are required to work as a cleaner in the NHS and the AHCP believes many of

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