Japanese health brand creates ‘washable’ book to teach children about hygiene

23rd of February 2018
Japanese health brand creates ‘washable’ book to teach children about hygiene

A global healthcare company and a Japanese pharmaceutical supplier have created a washable book in a bid to educate children in Cambodia about the benefits of washing their hands.

The storyline of the children's book is only revealed when the young readers "wash" the characters' hands with soap. As the hands of the protaganists are washed clean,

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Celebrity chefs are turning viewers into dirty cooks, study finds

21st of February 2018
Celebrity chefs are turning viewers into dirty cooks, study finds

Viewers of TV cooking shows may be picking up bad habits from celebrity chefs, a study has found.

Researchers in Germany analysed 100 episodes of popular cooking shows to see whether any hygiene rules were being broken.

"The results showed that important hygiene measures are often neglected in cooking shows, with one error being observed every

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Large numbers of people are shunning public toilets, survey reveals

19th of February 2018
Large numbers of people are shunning public toilets, survey reveals

Almost a third of UK adults are willing to spend money in a café as an excuse to visit the facilities, a new study has revealed.

Nearly four per cent admit to sneaking into an eating house to use the loo after having ordered nothing at all. And all of them claim to be carrying out these practices to avoid using a public washroom.

A survey

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DB hosts ‘smart scrubber’ robot cleaning competition

16th of February 2018
DB hosts ‘smart scrubber’ robot cleaning competition

A German railway operator came up with a novel way of choosing an automated cleaning system to fulfil a huge station cleaning contract.

DB Services - the contract arm of Deutsche Bahn - pitted four machines against one other on a 200 square metre course. Robots from Diversey, Cleanfix, Adlatus Robotics and Hefter Cleantech were all entered for

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ISSA hosts UK networking event in London

15th of February 2018
ISSA hosts UK networking event in London

Cleaning industry association ISSA hosted its second ISSA UK/IE member networking and education event last week. Amazon EU hosted the event at its London headquarters.

The educational session focused on three main topics: how the UK cleaning industry should plan for the impact of Brexit, employment of the younger generation, and selling in the

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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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