New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

17th of August 2016
New research highlights need to abandon modern hygiene hypothesis

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health (published by the Royal Society of Public Health) takes an objective view of ongoing research showing the hygiene hypothesis - the idea that allergies are the price we are paying for our "modern obsession with cleanliness" - is a misleading misnomer.

Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene

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Sodexo Ireland president included on Cranfield’s Women to Watch list

16th of August 2016
Sodexo Ireland president included on Cranfield’s Women to Watch list

Sodexo's country president for Ireland, Margot Slattery, has been included in Cranfield Management School's 100 Women to Watch list for 2016. The service provider's global ceo for corporate services Sylvia Metayer is also included in the list.

Cranfield's Women to Watch list was first created in 2009. Showcasing the female talent pool in the UK,

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Are sanitary bin liner consumables protecting users, asks Genesis Biosciences

15th of August 2016
Are sanitary bin liner consumables protecting users, asks Genesis Biosciences

Biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is asking for more in-depth scientific data to support claims made for ‘antimicrobial' consumables used within sanitary bin services.

With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complimented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users

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Clinical trials confirm 'no-touch disinfection' properties of copper

12th of August 2016
Clinical trials confirm 'no-touch disinfection' properties of copper

Recently-published research from a joint US-Chile clinical trial studying the contribution of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces to environmental hygiene in a paediatric intensive care unit describes the intervention as a ‘no-touch disinfection technology' that warrants serious consideration as part of a bundle of infection prevention

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Celebrating technology at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

11th of August 2016
Celebrating technology at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Sandra Sieber, professor at the IESE Business School University of Navarra, is one of the speakers at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards conference - taking place in Barcelona on September 29. Here, she examines how smart technologies will affect the cleaning sector and looks ahead to the event.

There are several key exhibitions that take

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Litterbugs and litter heroes

10th of August 2016
Litterbugs and litter heroes

ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz takes a look at waste management and litter attitudes at music festivals in Denmark.

Plastic cups, food wrappers, cigarette butts. The music festival season is upon us. Where 50,000 people (festival-goers, volunteers and artists) are gathered every day of a festival, which is the case at the second-largest festival

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