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Disinfection

January 2014 Feature 3

Prevention Proves Key During Cold And Flu Season

Vaccines and diligent hand hygiene are important measures to decrease the spread of infection.
January 7, 2014

It is this time of year that the public must be especially aware of the information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases and other public health organizations and follow through on their suggestions.


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The importance of sanitizing textiles and disinfecting hard surfaces

December 2, 2013

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is pleased to share answers to the following healthcare-related questions posed by a visitor to The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) site.


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November 2013 Feature 6

Achieving Complete Restroom Care

Effective disinfection and deodorizing options help address one of the industry’s biggest challenges.
November 13, 2013

According to a recent survey, two-thirds of consumers would refuse to patronize establishments such as restaurants or hotels with dirty restrooms, and more than half said they would likely review a business more negatively — online or offline — based on whether the restroom was clean.


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HFI supports 'Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Toolkit'

October 30, 2013

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) Educational Center and Website is actively supporting the dissemination of "Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education."


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Avoid Putting The Cart Before The Horse

The right way to use chemical cleaners and disinfectants.
October 10, 2013

Using “cleaning” chemicals without carefully following directions is putting the cart before the horse, because chemicals used improperly can’t do the intended job.


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October 2013 Feature 5

Effective Steps To Stop Restroom Germs

Properly addressing factors that can make restrooms unsanitary.
October 7, 2013

Public restrooms have a reputation for being unsanitary, germy hotspots. This is because many people do not wash their hands properly and spread germs to highly-touched surfaces like sink faucets, door handles and paper towel dispensers.


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October 2013 Feature 3

Restrooms As Hygiene War Rooms?

Winning the fight against bacteria.
October 4, 2013

Reducing the spread of bacteria can be one of the biggest challenges that face the building and custodial service industry. Few places can impact this as much as the restroom.


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July 2013 Feature 3

Gauging Green Disinfection Methods For Healthcare

The best options for reducing or destroying undesirable microbes and ensuring safety in the healthcare environment.
July 3, 2013

Healthcare facilities across the nation continue to try to strike a balance between environmental disinfectants that are effective in reducing or destroying undesirable microbes, while ensuring patient and employee safety and protecting furnishings and surfaces.


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The top four tips for preventing cross contamination

May 15, 2013
Targeting specific areas in an education facility with the appropriate cleaning measures can minimize cross-contamination risks.
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May 2013

The Evolution of Cleaning: New Advances in Disinfection Technologies

The basic tools to achieve a total clean room have advanced.
May 13, 2013

In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.


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