‘Clean My Coach' app offers fast-response train cleaning

22nd of July 2015
‘Clean My Coach' app offers fast-response train cleaning

A mobile 'Clean My Coach' app is being launched on India's railways in a bid to provide a fast-response cleaning system on board.

Rail passengers will be able to send an online request or text message to officials when a particular carriage needs cleaning. The rail network will then forward the request to the cleaner on duty. Clean-ups will be

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Cathay flight delayed after cleaner triggers emergency slide

20th of July 2015
Cathay flight delayed after cleaner triggers emergency slide

A blunder by airport cleaning staff triggered an emergency slide of a Cathay Pacific jet to inflate, delaying 277 travellers travelling from Hong Kong to Chicago.

Ground crew and cleaning staff were preparing the flight for departure when the slide was activated. No passengers were on board at the time.

The plane was immediately taken out of

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Environmental health on a military scale for British Army

17th of July 2015
Environmental health on a military scale for British Army

Lt Col Gareth Moore heads up the British Army's team of military environmental health practitioners. Based at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the south of England, his unit is responsible for taking care of the health of the armed forces wherever in the world they are deployed.

The primary role of the environmental health team is to be

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New swimming pool monitor checks for urine

15th of July 2015
New swimming pool monitor checks for urine

A company is working on a smart pool monitor that can detect when a swimmer urinates in the water.

Once placed in a pool, the gadget will continuously monitor the water's PH values, chlorine levels and temperature.

The chlorine concentration is reduced when urine enters the pool. When this occurs, the gadget sends a notification to a designated

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Hidden holiday health horrors!

13th of July 2015
Hidden holiday health horrors!

Most of us are now looking forward to our much-needed summer holidays. But bear in mind new research by natural sanitising spray producer Aquaint that reveals suitcases can come into contact with up to 80 million bacteria before they reach the hotel rooms of holidaymakers.

With four baggage handlers, two taxi drivers, a hotel porter and one

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Man dies after drinking cleaning fluid served as wine

10th of July 2015
Man dies after drinking cleaning fluid served as wine

A man who sat down to enjoy a glass of white wine outside a Spanish bar died of massive internal burns due to a tragic mistake by bar staff.

Andrés Lorente was served with undiluted cleaning detergent that had been stored in an empty wine bottle. This had then been erroneously put in the fridge by a member of staff.

The 49-year-old man

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