Study reveals that public washrooms are less ‘germy’ than expected

19th of December 2014
Study reveals that public washrooms are less ‘germy’ than expected

Many of us are fastidious about using public toilets because we fear they may be colonised by germs of multiple users.

But a new study published online in the journal "Applied and Environmental Microbiology" has revealed that the average public washroom is no germier than our toilets at home.

Microbiologists tracked viruses and bacteria at four

» read more

Pop-up toilet puts man in hospital

16th of December 2014
Pop-up toilet puts man in hospital

A man in Amsterdam has been injured after a pop-up public toilet emerged from the ground unexpectedly.

The toilet sent a nearby moped flying through the air and this hit the unnamed man, who was taken to hospital with injuries to his abdomen.

The incident happened on Weteringschans, a main road in Amsterdam's city centre. Some witnesses who

» read more

‘Towels are the most germ-infested objects in your home’

12th of December 2014
‘Towels are the most germ-infested objects in your home’

Kitchen and bathroom cloths and towels could be among the most germ-ridden items in your home, experts have warned.

This is due to the fact that towels retain moisture for long periods of time - allowing the bacteria to survive - and because of where they are used.

A recent study by the University of Arizona found coliform bacteria in 89 per

» read more

Hidden cameras reveal how little some hotel maids really clean

5th of December 2014
Hidden cameras reveal how little some hotel maids really clean

A hidden camera investigation into hotel maids discovered that many of them neglect important tasks when preparing a room for a new guest.

Maids were spotted using dirty towels from the previous guests to wipe countertops, the toilet, the bath - and even the drinking glasses.

Investigative journalists in New Jersey, US, booked rooms for two

» read more

Hand hygiene compliance drops at the end of a healthcare shift

3rd of December 2014
Hand hygiene compliance drops at the end of a healthcare shift

Hospital workers are less likely to wash their hands towards the end of their shift, according to new research.

And the study suggests that this lack of compliance is due to fatigue from the demands of the job.

Researchers analysed three years' worth of hand washing data from more than 4,000 caregivers in 35 hospitals across the US. They

» read more

Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat

2nd of December 2014
Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat

A company in the USA has introduced a deodorising toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up.

A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat developed by Kohler sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack.

The seat turns

» read more

Magazine Archive - Articles in Latest News

All Articles

Our Partners

  • ISSA Interclean
  • EFCI
  • EU-nited