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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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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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Promoting healthy workplaces

Something as simple as increasing the frequency and effectiveness of hand washing can have a big impact on the wellbeing of a workforce and even help to reduce absenteeism, says Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe Sometimes the smallest ...

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Help prevent infection outbreaks this Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day which is celebrated on 15 October each year, is shining a spotlight on the state of handwashing around the world in the hope of implementing effective hand washing procedures to provide a worldwide solution. According to Public Health ...

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How to make hygiene routine

Managing the risk of infectious outbreaks is not just about deep cleaning and disinfectant, says James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins Ltd. To be truly cost-effective, routine cleaning needs to be hygienic Facilities managers are paying greater attention to ...

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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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Expect the uninfected

When it comes to infections we are constantly told that prevention is better than cure. CHT investigates what steps can be taken to make sure you don’t have an outbreak in your workplace So first of all, what is an ...

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Sodexo launches xenon UV disinfection system in UK hospital

Sodexo Healthcare has launched Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, an innovative new ultraviolet disinfection system that provides increased protection against the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) caused by pathogens such as MRSA. Sodexo and the infection control team at Barking, Havering ...

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