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Infection Control

Touch Points

Touch points; hot spots; high-risk areas; high-traffic areas; susceptible surfaces; and so on. There are many ways to describe the places that pose the most risk to users and building
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An Industry-wide Call To Action To Fight H1N1

Although we are certainly hearing a lot about H1N1, or swine flu, in our industry, including what chemicals and products are needed to fight the disease, we are not hearing
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Preparing Occupants, Owners And Facility Managers For H1N1

Since swine flu, also known as H1N1 flu, hit headlines a few months back, facility occupants, owners, managers and cleaning professionals have been put on alert. What should you know
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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our
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Outbreak Control Case Studies

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Concerns About Hitchhikers

Normally, when we discuss cross contamination issues in the professional cleaning industry, the concern is that building occupants will touch potentially contaminated surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, ledges, railings and
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Seeing Is Not Believing

In December 1999, a four-part study was conducted assessing the cleanliness of 113 surfaces in various hospitals over a 14-day period. The surfaces were cleaned using conventional cleaning methods —
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Science-based Steps Of The Cleaning Process: Part Three

Published with permission by the Cleaning Industry Research Institute© 2008 Examining Particles, Pollutants And Pesticides How is our health affected by these particles? Our respiratory system consists of the nose,
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Removing Blood Spots

Editor''s note: When cleaning in sensitive environments such as hospitals or other medical facilities, it is important to perform thorough detail cleaning. Failing to clean bodily fluids, for example, could
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Steam Vapor: A Green Disinfectant

CM/Spotlight: Sustainability
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