Japanese airport employee praised for cleaning travellers’ luggage

16th of April 2018
Japanese airport employee praised for cleaning travellers’ luggage

Footage of a Japanese airport employee wiping down travellers' luggage as their cases are loaded on to the baggage carousel have appeared on social media.

The unnamed female member of staff can be seen checking the bags as they come off the plane and then wiping them down with a damp cloth to clean off any marks.

The video was uploaded on to

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Artificial enzyme uses light to kill bacteria in healthcare settings

13th of April 2018
Artificial enzyme uses light to kill bacteria in healthcare settings

A new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria could become a significant weapon in the fight against infections.

Besides helping to eradicate harmful pathogens from hospitals and other high-risk environments the enzyme could also be used to create self-cleaning toilet bowls.

Developed at Melbourne's RMIT University, the enzymes are

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Half of ambulances in Northern Ireland have 'unsatisfactory hygiene' issues

11th of April 2018
Half of ambulances in Northern Ireland have 'unsatisfactory hygiene' issues

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has accepted a recommendation to implement a 'special measure' to address concerns about cleanliness and hygiene within the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust (NIAS).

Twenty-one stations there were visited recently by inspectors from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA),

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Poor washroom odour damages business reputation, says study

10th of April 2018
Poor washroom odour damages business reputation, says study

Bad washroom odours can negatively impact on business reputation and repeat custom. Those are the key findings of a study on the state of air care in public and office washrooms, and the wide-ranging implications this can have on businesses.

The global report by Initial Washroom Hygiene was titled ‘Washroom malodour: Experiences,

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Interclean Amsterdam to feature 2018 Healthcare Forum

9th of April 2018
Interclean Amsterdam to feature 2018 Healthcare Forum

With the aim of bringing healthcare and cleaning professionals together, RAI Amsterdam has organised the inaugural International Healthcare Forum - set to run alongside Interclean Amsterdam on Wednesday May 16.

Healthcare will also feature at the show, with a dedicated healthcare section and events taking place at the Healthcare

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Mobile app reviews toilets

6th of April 2018
Mobile app reviews toilets

LOOrank, a free mobile app that allows users to rate and review more than 100 million toilets all over the world, has launched on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Its creators - Philippe Braekman,  Martin Leyshon and Ben van Zutphen - were often frustrated and angry at the number of poor and unhygienic toilets and washrooms they

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