How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety - part two

6th of May 2020
How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety - part two

The risk of infection is reduced considerably in a clean, well-kept environment that is regularly cleaned. Disinfection measures are also only effective if dirt has been removed from floors, surfaces, etc, beforehand. In this new series, Kärcher has been offering an overview of which cleaning technologies are available to fight pathogens

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Public washrooms - under social pressure

4th of May 2020
Public washrooms - under social pressure

The increasing use of social media and the advent of rating apps are putting pressure on washrooms and laying them open to public scrutiny. But how are washroom providers responding to this pressure, asks ECJ?

Using the washroom has traditionally been a private experience. However, an increasing number of us are now sharing our daily lives with

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The role of biotechnology in sustainable cleaning products

1st of May 2020
The role of biotechnology in sustainable cleaning products

The first sustainable cleaning products appeared on the professional hygiene market in the early 1990s and the increase in demand for these products has led to innovation and several new technologies. Biotechnology is one of the most important, as Steve Teasdale, vice-president of scientific affairs at Innuscience explains.

The first sustainable

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How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety

29th of April 2020
How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety

Irrespective of whether you are looking at viruses, bacteria or fungi - some of them are pathogenic for humans, ie, dangerous. Cleaning plays a major role in depriving these pathogens of their living conditions. Because dirt offers microorganisms a breeding ground until they find their way into the human body and can reproduce.

The risk of

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Hygiene in healthcare - are cleaners a risk?

27th of April 2020
Hygiene in healthcare - are cleaners a risk?

Cleaners play an important role in reducing the bacterial loading in hospitals. But are they actually part of the cross-contamination problem when moving from area to area, asks Ann Laffeaty?

The role of cleaners in our hospitals is crucial. They move unobtrusively between wards and corridors, cleaning up as they go and ensuring that all floors

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Safer scrubber dryers

24th of April 2020
Safer scrubber dryers

How do scrubber dryer manufacturers ensure that their machines are safe – both to operate and to be around? ECJ looks at the risks involved with scrubber drying and finds out about the latest safety features incorporated into today’s machines.

Scrubber dryers tend to be large and cumbersome. And like any sizeable machines they can be

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