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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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Ill? Keep the germs at home!

With three strains of flu currently making their way around the UK, this year has so far seen record levels of sickness in the workplace. In far too many cases, sick employees still attempt to make it into work, particularly ...

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Study suggests hospital washrooms with jet air dryers carry more germs

Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may be at risk of spreading more germs than those using single-use paper towels according to a new expert pilot study. The study, funded by the European Tissue Symposium, ETS, was carried out over ...

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Importance of hand hygiene should not be overlooked by businesses

Hand hygiene is no new phenomenon. The importance of good practice in this area has been well documented over the years, but despite this it continues to challenge businesses as one of the leading contributors to ill-health in the workplace. ...

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Fighting bacteria & germs in the workplace with wellbeing initiatives

Thirty-one million work days were lost to minor illnesses like coughs and colds last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That’s the equivalent of 84,934 years. It’s an increase on the previous year. Between 2014 and 2015, the ...

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Scrub Up!

Chrissie Rowlinson, product marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene UK, explains why having the proper facilities to encourage effective washroom hygiene can reduce absence rates and impact productivity The second biggest cause of absenteeism in the workplace is minor illnesses such ...

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