See “Clean” Differently Today—without seeing at all

Today is January 4, 2012 ~ World Braille Day. We bring this up because we want you to think about what “clean” means to a person who can’t see, who can’t do that white glove test for dust and dirt. Instead, think about what “clean” means to a person who can only smell, taste, feel, [...]

Measuring the effect of enhanced cleaning in a UK hospital: a prospective cross-over study

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 [...]

Bed Bugs Are Back…

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. [...]

By |2017-08-27T21:26:40+00:00November 16th, 2011|Cleaning Biology, Healthy Cleaning, Hygienic Cleaning|

Tomorrow’s Cleaning: Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs, study reveals

As we’ve passed into November and the beginning of a series of seasonal gatherings, we put ourselves at risk for acquiring and sharing a variety of germs, bacteria, and viruses…most notably the flu. Did you get your shot this year? Many will take the time to wipe down surfaces in their homes, in their cars, [...]

By |2017-08-27T20:08:11+00:00November 8th, 2011|Healthy Cleaning, Hygienic Cleaning|

Nurses who breathe in cleaning chemicals are more likely to get asthma: Nurses who are exposed to cleaning products, antiseptics and disinfectants in hospitals are 70 per cent more likely to be

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 3:16PM GMT 19 Jan 2009 Researchers in America found chemicals in wards run by nurses which could irritate the lungs including cleansers and antiseptics used on patients' skin, chemicals used in the sterilisation of equipment and all purpose cleaners such as bleach. Using powdered latex gloves, before they were phased [...]

Workers at Chinese mobile phone supplier poisoned by cleaning chemical: Several staff require continued care after 47 were treated last year for effects of n-hexane at factory that supplies Nokia

Tania Branigan in Beijing, Monday 22 February 2010 14.53 EST Article history Nokia says parts for its phones are not made on the Wintek production lines that have used n-hexane as a screen-cleaner. Workers at a Chinese factory that makes parts for mobile phone companies including Nokia have been in hospital for months after being poisoned by [...]

By |2018-06-15T17:03:06+00:00October 21st, 2011|Chemical Free Cleaning, Healthy Cleaning|
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