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Vorsor’s specialist bio-misting helping Britain get back to work

Wales-based facilities services provider Vorsor, is one of the few FS providers in the UK with the specialist bio-misting equipment, which delivers a complete sterilising solution for every kind of working environment; giving a deep clean that kills 99.99999% of bacteria, ...

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Genesis Biosciences develops surface sanitiser product in fight against Covid-19

Environmental science research company, Genesis Biosciences, has seen a huge increase in demand for its new natural anti-microbial surface sanitiser, supplying tonnes of product across the entirety of Europe since the beginning of March. As the world tries to tackle ...

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Climate change represents a potential time bomb for Legionnaires’ disease

Britain is facing a huge increase in Legionnaires’ disease that is being fuelled by climate change, water hygiene experts warn. The problem is a growing headache for landlords and health and safety professionals who have a legal duty to ensure ...

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Stopping the flu from spreading through your office

Influenza (commonly known as the “flu”) season is here. Colds and flu bring with them a chorus of sniffs and sneezes as people across the UK battle through illness. While flu outbreaks come as no surprise as temperatures drop, it ...

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Bacteria linked to diseases found in four-week-old bedsheets 

People who don’t wash their bedsheets for as little as a month will sleep alongside bacteria linked to a host of diseases such as pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and Lemierre’s syndrome, as discovered in new research by Time4Sleep.  The UK bed retailer asked a member of the public to ...

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Facilities maintenance expert warns of serious health risks to the Scottish public from lax enforcement and lack of awareness of hygiene regulations

Lax enforcement and minimal awareness of vital hygiene regulations in both private and public buildings run huge risks with the health of people in Scotland, a leading Scottish facilities maintenance expert has warned. Colin Chambers, MD of Hamilton-based Platinum Facilities ...

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Survey finds handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired

As the world marks the 11th annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a new study from Initial Washroom Hygiene has shown that British families’ handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired. Initial’s survey of 2,000 families has found that almost ...

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Dirty money: Life threatening bacteria found on UK cash

Financial comparison website money.co.uk teamed up with the London Metropolitan University to put money under the microscope to discover what’s really lurking in your wallet – the findings are not for the faint hearted. Dr Paul Matewele, Professor of Microbiology at ...

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The value of heatmapping to target germ hotspots

As children up and down the country start a new school year, it’s always a busy time for parents or guardians. From sorting new school uniforms, to finding the ‘coolest’ stationery, this time of year can be stressful. One thing ...

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How to boost hand hygiene in a healthcare environment

For anyone working to provide cleaning services within a healthcare environment, it goes without saying hand hygiene should be top of mind. The truth is up to 80 per cent of infections are transmitted by hands; as soon as you ...

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