Joint US-Chile research has confirmed copper as an additional weapon in the fight against healthcare-associated infections, demonstrating its efficacy in a major paediatric hospital where it contributed to a safer environment for vulnerable patients.
The spread of infections via frequently-touched surfaces surrounding patients is a serious concern
An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush has been on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air "from a seated position", a spokeswoman said.
Despite a $9,800 price tag, more than 40 million earlier
Registration for Europe's largest cleaning industry event ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016, which takes place from May 10-13, has now opened. The show brings together 30,000 visitors from 130 countries, and 700 exhibitors.
This year's event will feature the InnovationLAB for the first time - this will showcases infrastructure products and software
As we start 2016, ECJ’s correspondent Lynn Webster encourages businesses to focus on growth and moving forward in the new year in her latest blog.
A new antibiotic-resistant superbug has emerged around the globe and is spreading alarm in medical circles.
The MCR-1 gene renders E. coli and some other bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic considered the drug of last resort for some infections and diseases.
The gene first came to light in China in November 2015 and scientists in other
A toilet that functions as its own treatment plant could help to deliver sustainable sanitation to the 2.5 billion people worldwide who currently lack access.
The 'reinvented toilet' would harvest energy from human waste in order to produce sterile water for washing. It would also process solid waste and enable it to be used as an odourless