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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Superbugs 'spread by hospital wet wipes'

7th of July 2015
Superbugs 'spread by hospital wet wipes'

Detergent wet wipes commonly used in hospitals could be spreading superbug infections from one surface to another.

This is the claim being made by researchers at Cardiff University. And wet wipes are not consistently effective in killing disease-causing bacteria, according to the team from the university's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical

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Teenagers invent self-cleaning washroom door handles

3rd of July 2015
Teenagers invent self-cleaning washroom door handles

For many of us the thought of touching a door handle in a public washroom is not very appealing. The latest solution to tackling the germs left behind comes from two teenagers from Hong Kong who have come up with a cheap way to make a door handle that disinfects itself automatically.

Sum Ming ('Simon') Wong, 17, and Kin Pong ('Michael') Li, 18,

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Finalists selected for CMS Purus Awards

2nd of July 2015
Finalists selected for CMS Purus Awards

The judging panel of this year's CMS Purus Awards, which will be presented during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, has selected its shortlist of 15 finalists.

More than 60 entries were received this year, over five categories, and the winners will be chosen during a second round of voting. The finalists

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