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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?


The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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Hot or Not? Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, study finds


Study by Initial Washroom Hygiene finds microbiological activity is 18 per cent higher in hot-desking office environments A study released today (21 June) by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, ...

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Gleaming facilities make shopping a pleasure


A recent lifestyle survey declared that shopping was the most popular leisure pursuit for families, a new reality well understood by shopping centre managers. What makes a shopping centre a magnet for visitors? Fine-tuned facility services are crucial, says Bernard ...

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The hygiene myth


It is generally assumed that being as clean as physically possible is a good thing. But then again you often hear stories of microorganisms developing resistance to antibiotics, of children who are never exposed to germs not developing a great ...

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Keep Britain Tidy launches clean places award

Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham. Image CC credit: Daniel

Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new award to recognise public places that have achieved the very best standards of cleanliness and environmental quality. The Keep Britain Tidy Award is part of the organisation’s ongoing Clean Places campaign, to encourage everyone to play ...

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SNG Commercial – Cleanliness in the washroom


While the washroom is only a small part of a business, its cleanliness and offering can certainly damage the reputation of an establishment. A dirty washroom for example, can be perceived that the rest of the building is dirty too. ...

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Sick Building Syndrome


With poor air quality an inevitability in offices, it’s essential that ventilation within a building is good, to ensure occupants are at least free of the fumes once inside. Steven Booth, associate director for Guardian Water Treatment, explains the importance ...

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