EFCI Brussels conference looks to the future of the sector

10th of July 2019
EFCI Brussels conference looks to the future of the sector

More than 100 delegates from EU member states gathered in Brussels recently for the EFCI (European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry) conference, with the theme Cleaning and Facility Services: Shaping the Industry of the Future.

The event coincided with the relaunch of the federation, bringing together representatives from the European

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New London portrait exhibition celebrates the city’s cleaners

8th of July 2019
New London portrait exhibition celebrates the city’s cleaners

A new portrait exhibition in London celebrates the lives of cleaners and other less visible workers.

Staged by ethical cleaning company Clean for Good, the display tells the stories of some of London's hardest-working "hidden workers" and highlights their contribution to city life.

The exhibition features striking black-and-white portraits of

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Too much cleanliness is not bad for health, claims hygiene report

5th of July 2019
Too much cleanliness is not bad for health, claims hygiene report

The notion that too much cleanliness can be bad for your health is a dangerous myth, according to a public health body.

The Royal Society for Public Health claims the hypothesis that allergies are caused by too much cleanliness and that children need to be exposed to germs has entered the public imagination - but is being misinterpreted.

And

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Could Triclosan be linked with a higher risk of osteoporosis?

4th of July 2019
Could Triclosan be linked with a higher risk of osteoporosis?

Triclosan may be bad for women's bones, according to a new study.

It has already been found to affect bone mineral density in animals according to lead researcher Yingjun Li. But this is the first indication that Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical commonly added to soaps, toothpaste and mouthwash, could have a similar effect in humans,

The

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Cleaning companies recognised in living wage awards

3rd of July 2019
Cleaning companies recognised in living wage awards

Two UK cleaning companies have been commended for their dedication to paying their staff the real Living Wage at an awards ceremony in London.

Carlisle Support Services was awarded the Industry Champion Award for its dedication to promoting the voluntary rate as a Recognised Service Provider. The company has committed to pay all its head office

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Hospital taps said to harbour slime and biofilm

2nd of July 2019
Hospital taps said to harbour slime and biofilm

Healthcare workers washing their hands at hospital sinks could be spreading germs around the patient environment, according to new research.

And there are concerns that a build-up of biofilms inside the taps could be contaminating the water.

Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System looked at eight different washbasin designs

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