More than 800 million students worldwide lack hand washing amenities

24th of August 2020
More than 800 million students worldwide lack hand washing amenities

More than 40 per cent of students worldwide - around 818 million - lack access to basic hand-washing facilities in the classroom.

But hand hygiene provision is a key requirement for the safe reopening of schools, claim the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

According to UN data there are currently 1.6 billion students worldwide in 190

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BCC publishes guide to cleaning and hygiene terms

21st of August 2020
BCC publishes guide to cleaning and hygiene terms

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), the industry body for the UK cleaning and hygiene sector, has published a guide to cleaning terms to help the UK economy continue to reopen safely following the lockdown.

Since the pandemic began the BCC has received many enquiries about cleaning applications, processes and procedures from a variety of

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ISSA North America goes online

20th of August 2020
ISSA North America goes online

The ISSA North America exhibition, which had been due to take place in Las Vegas from November 16-19, will now be an online event on the same dates.

"Our mission statement doesn't change as we connect as a united industry this November," commented Lindsay Roberts, group director for the event. "Every opportunity is still in front of us; it will

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Cleaning Interactive to take place in October

18th of August 2020
Cleaning Interactive to take place in October

Virtual cleaning exhibition Cleaning Interactive, originally scheduled for September, will take place from October 6-7.

Free to attend, the virtual showcase promises all the standard features of a live trade show while allowing more people that wouldn't traditionally have gone to live events to interact and take part as well.

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Birmingham chemist creates alcohol-free face mask sanitising spray

13th of August 2020
Birmingham chemist creates alcohol-free face mask sanitising spray

A face mask sanitiser spray developed in Birmingham has been proven to conform to European Efficacy Standards for disinfection.

Birmingham-based chemist Keith Hilton created the Salicin Face Mask Sanitiser while developing other products for the NHS some years ago. The portable spray is designed to provide the mask-wearer with an extra layer of

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Deaths reported globally as drinkers substitute sanitiser for alcohol

12th of August 2020
Deaths reported globally as drinkers substitute sanitiser for alcohol

At least 10 people have died in southern India after drinking hand sanitiser as an alcohol substitute.

The incident occurred after liquor stores were closed in Andhra Pradesh as part of a local lockdown when COVID-19 cases rose. District police chief Siddharth Kaushal said the people who died had mixed the sanitiser with water and soft

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