Bugs - we breathe in more from tap water than the toilet bowl

4th of February 2016
Bugs - we breathe in more from tap water than the toilet bowl

Floors, carpets and even tap water create more airborne bacteria in our homes than the toilet. That's according to a new report from scientists in the US.

The team from the University of California took their equipment to 29 homes in the San Francisco area and mapped out exactly where airborne microbes were coming from. Floors and carpets came

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UK Building Futures Group closes

3rd of February 2016
UK Building Futures Group closes

The Building Futures Group (BFG) in the UK - founded in 2013 following the merger of Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association (FMA) and the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) - has ceased trading.

Although the CSSA later withdrew from the merger, the BFG continued to provide training and membership services to the UK's

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Expensive hotels have more bacteria: study

2nd of February 2016
Expensive hotels have more bacteria: study

A new study appears to indicate that commonly-touched surfaces in expensive hotels harbour more germs than those in cheaper ones.

The study, carried out by online trip calculator Travelmath, tested hotel guest room surfaces for bacteria linked with ailments including skin infections and pneumonia. Researchers swabbed various objects such as the

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The importance of testing

2nd of February 2016
The importance of testing

Paul Wonnacott is managing director and president of Vectair Systems, specialist in washroom hygiene and aircare systems. The company does business around the globe and Wonnacott has gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets. In his latest blog for ECJ he emphasises the vital importance of

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Irish Rail spends €350,000 cleaning graffiti off trains in 2015

1st of February 2016

Irish Rail spent €350,000 removing graffiti from trains in 2015, with latest figures showing a significant surge in the problem.

The company recorded 172 instances of graffiti in the Dublin suburban region in 2015 compared to 57 in 2014. Vandalism - targeted damage of property - also increased, going from 35 instances in 2014 to 79 last

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What have the Romans ever done for us? Not public health and sanitation apparently....

29th of January 2016
What have the Romans ever done for us? Not public health and sanitation apparently....

The Romans have done a great deal for civilisation. Roads, a calendar, an alphabet, indoor plumbing - the list goes on. But it turns out some of their innovations were not so good for us after all....

A study carried out by Dr Piers Mitchell from Cambridge University’s Archaeology and Anthropology Department and published in the

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