The one that flu away

25th of November 2010
The one that flu away

Are the effects of swine flu still being felt in the hand hygiene market? Or has the threat of a global pandemic been largely forgotten by the public? ECJ finds out.

The term  'swine flu' is rarely mentioned these days, but only a year ago the prospect of a winter pandemic resulting in thousands of deaths was causing worldwide panic. Airline

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New products - hand hygiene

25th of November 2010

An overview of the latest developments in hand hygiene

Better availability

Professional disinfection  specialist Aseptix has introduced new packaging for its Triclosan-free skin disinfectant. All products in the Professional line - GermGuard Hand Wash, GermGuard Hand Rub, ManuGuard Gel and ManuGuard Liquid - are now available in 500 and

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Why European standard?

25th of November 2010

Marek Kowalski of the Polish cleaning association believes there is a need for a European standard.

At a European meeting of the ISSA in Germany recently it was finally acknowledged that a united Europe should have a common cleanliness standard. Why does this make sense? First of all, the public tender regulation is based on the same principles

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Sector to be proud of

25th of November 2010

How will badly paid cleaning staff be affected by government cuts, asks ECJ's UK correspondent.

Cuts! Cuts! Nothing but cuts. On the television, on the radio, in the Press. A torrent of ill informed politically motivated material which makes money for a few but not for many. It is said that the government talked with the BBC about presentation of

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Easy-to-clean hotels

25th of November 2010

A seminar dedicated to hotel cleaning is taking place in Italy, writes Anna Garbagna for ECJ.

In Italy over 34,000 hotels, in all regions, accommodate almost 250 million people every year: business people, tourists, Italian and foreign citizens, who require more and more specialised facilities, especially cleaning services and sanitation of

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Dry before you die!

25th of November 2010

A report of the Dutch cleaning research organisation VSR on the best method for hand drying is summarised by scientific journalist Anton Duisterwinkel.

Both the internet and many trade magazines are littered with articles on hand drying, advocating either paper towels, cotton roll towels or warm air dryers as the most hygienic or most sustainable

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