The Chain of Infection, from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning

excerpt from Modern Cleaning: The Evolution of Chemical Free Cleaning, by Janice and Tom Stewart © 2011 The Chain of Infection The presence of a pathogenic microorganism does not automatically mean someone will get sick. For sickness to result from a pathogen, several other conditions must be met. The microorganism must get inside the human body, [...]

Conflicting Reports on Triclosan…the active ingredient in hand sanitizer

In this week’s Infection Control Today Hand Hygiene Update (8/20/2012), ICT shared two reports on Triclosan…conflicting reports. Triclosan is a synthetically-produced chemical widely used in products claiming antibacterial or antimicrobial properties: hand soaps, hand sanitizers, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, soap, shampoo, baby wipes, bedding, clothes, carpets, toys, and trash bags. Triclosan has been featured nearly every year in [...]

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A White Glove Inspection for the Invisible: Integrated Cleaning and Measurement

By Alan Bigger Many years ago while serving in the military I was exposed to a foreign concept, the "White Glove" inspection.  The purpose of the inspection by our military instructors was to determine if our rooms were clean.   In 1982, while working in a hospital, I learned from infection control practitioners that even though [...]

Clean Has NO Smell: What’s in that Air Freshener Anyway?

by CeCe Mikell, Institute for Service Excellence As a kid, I was assigned the chore of cleaning the whole house between getting out of school and when Mom got home on Friday afternoons. It didn’t take me long to discover that her satisfaction level with my cleaning had more to do with the power of [...]

Measuring Clean is a Way to Protect and Maybe Improve Our Health!

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 [...]