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Infection Control

State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a terrible problem. Scientists have historically attributed the rise in antibiotic resistance among bacteria to two main causes: Low-level use of antibiotics in animal feed
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No-touch Devices Have A Hand In Hygiene

Often credited as being at the forefront of the green movement by driving sustainable initiatives, the commercial cleaning and maintenance industry is also a testing ground and launching point for
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Mis-LEEDing Info Made Clear

Recently, a sales representative was informed by a distributor that a manufacturer promised the distributor''s customer they could gain 10 points toward their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Existing Buildings
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Not Your Mother's Hand Sanitizer

For years, the health care industry — along with government, municipal and corporate professionals — has been indoctrinated with the notion that alcohol gels and rubs are the "recommended" hand
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Measuring Green Cleaning

For years, we''ve heard cleaning professionals say, "I would use ''green'' cleaners — I''d even be willing to pay a bit more for them — but the performance just isn''t
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April Fools

More so as of late, I have found myself observing the hygiene habits of individuals while out in public. Included in my areas of observation are restaurants, bars, restrooms, office
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A Focus On Outbreak Control

As with all of our CM/Spotlight issues, we dissect a viral issue that plagues our industry. Something on top of many minds is controlling the spread of harmful germs and
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Cruising For Health

When it comes to hygienic cleaning, we must recognize that there are many components along with two cleaning "modes" or procedures that must be followed. The first is routine cleaning.
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Infection Control In Health Care Facilities — Who's Responsible?

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To sanitize or disinfect, that is the question

Ever increasing concerns about bacteria, cross-contamination, and infectious diseases like MRSA, norovirus and C. difficile have led manufacturers to develop sanitizers and disinfectants with broader kill claims that have less
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