By Vince Elliott Sitting in class not too long ago, students sneezed, coughed, bled and touched their way through each day and didn't think twice about it. You know how it was: what you couldn't see wouldn't hurt you. How things have changed. Given today's health risks, 'out of sight, out of mind' just isn't [...]
Okay, so maybe you don’t care so much what happens across the pond, but since they share our suffering in a recession, we wanted to see what we could learn from their experience. These are a few of the take-aways we value in this article: General Trends increased emphasis on products/processes that value the environment [...]
Stephanie J Dancer1,2 , Liza F White2 , Jim Lamb2 , E Kirsty Girvan3 and Chris Robertson4 1 Department of Microbiology, Hairmyres Hospital, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, UK 2 Department of Microbiology, Southern General Hospital, Govan Road, Glasgow, UK 3 Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK 4 Department of Statistics & Modelling Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK author email corresponding author email BMC Medicine 2009, 7:28doi:10.1186/1741-7015-7-28 The [...]
posted approx. October 19, 2011 Just in time for cold and flu season, new testing in six major U.S. cities reveals that gas pump and mailbox handles may be among the dirtiest surfaces Americans touch. The results, released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, show that more than 60 percent of gas pump and mailbox handles and [...]
Have you gotten your Thanksgiving Cleaning on?
Since “clean” now goes beyond simply removing dirt, it is critical that cleaning business owners and technicians know what they are really getting into. And this means a mini-biology lesson. In Chapter One: Of Men and Microbes of Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning, the authors do just that—give a little biology review of [...]
I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Bedbugs (Hemiptera Cimicidae) were a common problem prior to World War II and the widespread use of high residual pesticides such as DDT made them extinct in North America. Now after a 50-year absence these unpleasant pests have made a comeback. [...]
The war is against bacterial colonies that cause some of the most tenacious infections known. The weapon is knowledge of the enemy’s communication system. Read the complete article referenced in Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning here!
Published in the October 2011 issue of Tomorrow’s Cleaning
As our friend Janice Stewart (owner of Castle Keepers of Charleston) is packing up to head to the CIRI Conference in Atlanta, we thought it fitting to remind you of why you had to take all of those science and chemistry classes from high school and college and especially how that knowledge is part of [...]