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Handwashing: Then And Now

It's common knowledge that regular handwashing is an essential component to good overall health.
Picture this: You and one of your co-workers are exiting a restroom stall at the exact same time. As usual, you head over to the sink and start lathering up, while your counterpart walks shamelessly toward the door.
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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia.

Scale buildup in water systems promotes the growth of biofilms and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires' disease.


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CDC: Paid sick leave equates to healthier workers

WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
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