Dyson ‘keen to engage’ with woman whose hand dryer experiment went viral

14th of February 2018
Dyson ‘keen to engage’ with woman whose hand dryer experiment went viral

Dyson is trying to trace a California health worker who claims to have grown fungus from air that had been produced by a washroom hand dryer.

Nichole Ward claims the fungus grew within a few days of placing a Petri dish into the hand dryer of a public toilet for three minutes. Her post about the experiment went viral with nearly 500,000 people

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Plogging - the latest Scandinavian lifestyle trend

13th of February 2018
Plogging - the latest Scandinavian lifestyle trend

Coming hot on the heels of Lagom and Hygge - the latest Scandinavian lifestyle trend to hit Europe combines physical activity with cleaning up urban spaces.

'Plogging' is a new pastime popular in Sweden where people go for a jog and at the same time pick up litter - bringing a new environmental element to the sport. You pick and jog, hence the

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UK regulator scrutinises Rentokil's Cannon Hygiene buy

12th of February 2018
UK regulator scrutinises Rentokil's Cannon Hygiene buy

In the UK, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued an initial enforcement order to Rentokil Initial in relation to its Cannon Hygiene acquisition in January.

Rentokil acquired Cannon from the OCS Group, having acquired Cannon Pest Control - which is not subject to the CMA investigation - in January 2017.

The CMA is a monopoly

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Norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympics 2018

8th of February 2018
Norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympics 2018

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been struck by an outbreak of norovirus among security guards. As a result 1,200 have been withdrawn from their roles and replaced by military personnel. The games are due to start tomorrow.

The organisers made the decision after 41 people were affected by an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea

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India’s Toilet Garden aims to promote sanitation

6th of February 2018
India’s Toilet Garden aims to promote sanitation

A toilet-themed café-garden in India aims to promote universal sanitation and create awareness of the need for personal hygiene.

People using the Toilet Garden in Ahmedabad are invited to sit on a commode or latrine and enjoy a cup of coffee while reading inspirational quotes and anecdotes related to sanitation on the walls. These include

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Window cleaner saves defaced Banksy

5th of February 2018
Window cleaner saves defaced Banksy

A UK window cleaner sprang into action on discovering that a new mural painted locally by street artist Banksy had been defaced.

Jason Fanthorpe, 46, was preparing for bed in Hull when he saw the item on the news. So he headed straight for the disused bridge armed with ladders and cleaning products.

The artwork - which appeared in January - had

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