Health officials in Oahu, Hawaii are currently investigating a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A. So far there have been 74 confirmed cases of the disease, all in adults, with 26 requiring hospitalization. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of infected people ..
Wow – this Pokémon craze seems to be spreading faster than germs through an office building! Since Pokémon GO is all the rage right now, it got me thinking about the similarities between this national craze and germs. So, I give to you: Pokémon GO or Germs? They are all around you, but you can’t ..
What’s the one thing you carry with you everywhere and use every single day (without a second thought) that may be harmful to your health? Give up? Your cellphone. It’s true. Your cellphone is a cesspool of bacteria, potentially harboring up to 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat! It makes complete sense. The ..
Do you go through this to flush a public toilet? Almost 60% of Americans say they flush public restroom toilets with their foot to avoid coming into contact with germs. That’s according to a 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation. Flushing with your foot, then leaving immediately, may be a good ..
Pollen, dust, mold and dander. To some people these are simply nuisances that have to be dealt with. To the 19.1 million adults in the U.S who have been diagnosed with hay fever, these elements represent the “Air Irritant Alliance,” out to wreak havoc on your respiratory system, eyes, and nose. Typical allergy symptoms can ..
Hide and Seek was a fun game to play when you were a kid — the excitement of closing your eyes and counting to ten while your friends scrambled in all directions to hide. Then, opening your eyes and knowing your friends were someplace near, but you couldn’t see them. So, what does that have ..
When it comes to restrooms, customer perception matters and can affect a company’s bottom line. In fact, 94% of adults in the U.S. say they would avoid a business after experiencing a dirty restroom. Plus, 86% of people associate restroom cleanliness with kitchen cleanliness in restaurants, and 79% would avoid a restaurant if the bathroom ..
Every time you go out to eat at a restaurant you walk in with certain expectations. You expect good, fast and friendly service, clean utensils and glasses, your order taken accurately and your food cooked properly, all at a reasonable price. We carry a particular set of expectations for each service provider we use, from ..
Germs are everywhere and they get around in many ways: by air, land and water. From sneezes and coughs, insects or other carriers, blood or other body fluids, contaminated food or water, and cross-contamination, germs have no trouble getting around. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for them to travel is via contaminated surfaces, or ..