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What’s for dinner? Germs and restaurants

Would you like a side of germs with your order? Kaivac Cleaning Systems™ shared results of a multi-year study showing how germy restaurants can be, and in places you may not expect. Condiment containers – salt, pepper, hot sauce, and ketchup containers for example, don’t get wiped very often, if at all. Imagine all the ..

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The cost of Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also called nosocomial infections or Hospital-Acquired Infections, are as bad as they sound – infections that a patient gets while receiving care in a healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, ambulance, etc.). Pneumonia, surgical-site infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses are among the most common HAIs. The CDC estimates that 1 in 25 hospital patients ..

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Top Germ Hot Spots in Schools

Remember how germs and colds spread like wildfire back when you were in school? And not just among students but to the teachers and parents as well. Every business and office building is unique, but they all have germ hotspots where colds and flu like to hang out and spread. In no particular order, here’s ..

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What’s Your Biggest Office Pet Peeve?

What’s the one thing that you wish wouldn’t happen at work? Is it the smelly bathroom, sick coworkers or messy office? Maybe it’s the loud talkers or messy refrigerator? Whatever it is, we want to know your biggest office pet peeve. Vote and find out what others picked. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. ..

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QUIZ: How scary is your flu?

Nothing’s more scarier than a fever and chills during any holiday – especially Halloween. How do you measure up against the creepy things that go bump in the night? Do your flu symptoms scare everyone off? Click “Let’s Play” below to find out. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..

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4 Steps to a Cleaner Office

Online guides for office-related problems are useful and extremely popular and it’s a no-brainer – with 40 or more hours per week at your desk or cubicle, it makes sense to find ways to create a paperless office, a productive one, and even stress-free. What about a cleaner office? A grimy and unkempt office doesn’t ..

4 Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Autumn is upon us. How do you notice fall is here? Is it the pumpkin-flavored coffees at your favorite café, sweaters on sale at the mall or the telltale sign of fall – changing leaves and cooler temperatures? For many, fall brings the dreaded flu. There is still no concrete explanation as to why flu ..

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5 Hand Washing Do’s and Don’ts

Global Hand Washing Day kicks off October 15th. Although hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself against infectious diseases (and their spread), according to research, only 5% of people wash their hands correctly! Hand washing saves lives and should be part of your daily routine. Check out the do’s and don’ts ..

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SLIDESHOW: 9 Handwashing statistics that’ll make you feel dirty

Infection control is a hot topic right now due to the Ebola outbreak in various parts of the world and Enterovirus (EV-D68), which is affecting children and teenagers across most of the United States. Sometimes, it is only after a disaster or tragedy that the general population becomes aware of infectious diseases. This cold and ..

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

Shopping season, holiday season, vacation season – those are “seasons” we wait for with excitement. Flu season? Not so much, and for obvious reasons. Nothing sends us to the other side of the office faster than a sneezing employee! We hope they get better, but we definitely don’t want to catch what they have. Check ..