Reserve your place at the 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards in Rome!

2nd of October 2017
Reserve your place at the 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards in Rome!

The 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards will be presented during a gala dinner in Rome on November 9, and tickets are now available.

Founded by ECJ, these are the only pan-European Awards that celebrate the innovation, excellence and leadership present in our industry. And this year many of the industry's leading professionals will

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Banknotes harbour thousands of bacteria

29th of September 2017
Banknotes harbour thousands of bacteria

Paper money harbours thousands of germs and other microorganisms, according to a study. And common viruses can live on paper money for 10 days or more.

A team of researchers spent a year collecting US dollar bills from dozens of New York City banks and swabbing them.

Microorganisms of human origin including skin bacteria, oral bacteria, and even

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Cleaning with bleach could lead to fatal lung disease

28th of September 2017
Cleaning with bleach could lead to fatal lung disease

Cleaning with bleach and other common disinfectants puts people at risk of fatal lung conditions, research has suggested.

A 30-year study concluded that people who use the products just once a week have a 32 per cent increased chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is usually associated with heavy

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Dussmann Group named number one family enterprise in Berlin

27th of September 2017
Dussmann Group named number one family enterprise in Berlin

German facilities management services group Dussmann has been named the number one family-run company in Berlin. In a study carried out by the foundation of family enterprises (Stiftung Familienunternehmen) into the importance of family enterprises for the German economy the company took first place for the number of employees and third place for

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Cleaning can be more dangerous than construction work - says Safe Work Australia

26th of September 2017
Cleaning can be more dangerous than construction work - says Safe Work Australia

The work of a cleaner can be more hazardous that construction work, according to figures from Safe Work Australia.

New analysis shows the average rate of workplace injury in New South Wales (NSW) since 2010 is 11.4 workers compensation claims per million hours worked in cleaning and other related industries, compared to 9.5 for construction and

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Airport uses self-cleaning nanotechnology in airport security trays

25th of September 2017
Airport uses self-cleaning nanotechnology in airport security trays

In the US, Ohio's Akron-Canton Airport has launched a nanotechnology solution that uses light to clean airport security trays 24 hours a day. It is the first airport in the world to introduce such a solution.

Sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital and developed by NanoTouch Materials, new specially designed NanoSeptic mats and skins for the

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