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
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
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.
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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
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
A new study finds that thorough hand washing is being carried out by only five per cent of us after using the washroom.
Up to 20 per cent of people do not use soap and only five per cent wash their hands for the 15 seconds or more recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And one in ten washroom users bypasses the wash