Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia products

17th of July 2018
Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia products

A 30-year-old Spanish woman has died of apparent intoxication after cleaning her kitchen for two hours using a product containing ammonia.

The woman, who lived in Madrid, called the emergency services complaining of feeling faint. But when they arrived she was found on the floor of her kitchen suffering from cardiac arrest. Paramedics tried CPR

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Wipes - staying ahead of the rag trade

17th of July 2018
Wipes - staying ahead of the rag trade

Rags are the go-to wiping solution in industry for tasks such as wiping greasy hands, cleaning dirty components and mopping up spills from the floor. So how do wipes and cloths manufacturers persuade industrial customers to ditch their rags in favour of their own products?

The traditional ragbag filled with mixed old clothing is still a common

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New Clean Hospitals Industry Platform launched

16th of July 2018
New Clean Hospitals Industry Platform launched

Following the inaugural Healthcare Cleaning Forum, which took place at Rai Amsterdam during the recent Interclean Amsterdam exhibition, the Clean Hospitals Industry Platform (CHIP) has been launched.

The goal of the forum was to create awareness about new knowledge and technology that can be used to battle the unique hygiene challenges like

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Safer window cleaning

16th of July 2018
Safer window cleaning

Window cleaning is a risky business – one that often involves working at height and handling heavy equipment. Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how their products are helping to make the industry safer.

Window cleaning was once a task that was almost impossible to carry out without risking life and limb. Long ladders would be set up on areas

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Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

13th of July 2018
Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

Medical researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are replaced by machines.

A government-led hand hygiene programme has been running in the country's hospitals for the past eight years, with human auditors

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Food hygiene for thought

13th of July 2018
Food hygiene for thought

A look at the importance of cleaning in kitchens, how cleaning should be carried out and how often. Plus ways in which food hygiene awareness can be raised among employees, to ensure they take a proactive approach to personal hygiene and daily cleaning. Luke Rutterford, technical manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Dr Peter Barratt,

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