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Probiotic surface cleanser could significantly reduce HAIs

A study into a major cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI) has begun. The work is exploring how contagion bacteria survive even deep cleans with chemical products and is evaluating a novel approach to reduce HAI through the use of ...

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RCP study reveals public expectations for hand hygiene solutions in public spaces in Europe

A new study from Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) reveals the public’s expectations for hand sanitiser provisions in public spaces. Conducted during the summer of 2020 as businesses began to reopen after lockdown, the findings from the survey show how businesses can effectively ...

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Global Handwashing Day: Study reveals only one in five wash their hands to protect others

Around three quarters of us are washing our hands more frequently than we previously did as a result of Covid-19, according to an Essity study. But nearly 80 per cent of us are doing so only to protect ourselves – ...

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New white paper reveals impact of washroom design on wellbeing

A new study into the impact commercial washroom design can have on user experience, commissioned by manufacturer Armitage Shanks and led by chartered architect and academic at the Belfast School of Architecture, Dr Saul Golden, has revealed that wellbeing is ...

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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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Survey reveals that only 61% of UK office workers wash their hands after going to the toilet

UK office cleaning company SMC Premier surveyed over 5,000 UK office workers about their hygiene habits at work. The results revealed a disturbing statistic that only 61 per cent of respondents wash their hands properly with warm water and soap after going to ...

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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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New study reveals clean hands are good for business and wellbeing

Hand washing does not only protect us against disease – it can also bring happiness, wellbeing and business gains. This emerged in a new study commissioned by Tork manufacturer Essity in the run-up to Global Handwashing Day on October 15. ...

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