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Avoid Pesky Back to School Germs

Dirty schools may be to blame for a child’s next fever or stomach ache. Between superficial cleaning efforts and germ-filled surfaces and spaces, two-thirds of the 500 adults we recently surveyed believe a lack of cleanliness in schools leads to kids getting sick. With a new school year upon us, if you have children, get ..

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Focus On | Work-Life Balance

This Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated for all that they juggle throughout the year – from kids to careers – moms everywhere have their hands full. Whether you are a working mom or dad, the ability to achieve work-life balance is more elusive than ever before. Thanks to technology, the lines between ..

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Allergy Sufferers: 5 Ways to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

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 ..

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Man vs. Superbug: Dawn of Patient Hand Hygiene

There is quite a bit of chatter lately about a battle between a “super being” and a man who has reason to believe the “super being” is a threat to society. Yes, it sounds very much like a certain superhero movie; however, in real life the “super being” is actually a superbug (a virus, bacteria, ..

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What’s Festering in Your Work Refrigerator?

We’ve all seen them. Unmarked plastic containers. Mystery foil-wrapped packets. Old bottles of condiments that no one claims ownership. Ah, the saga of many an office refrigerator: The Land of the Forgotten Food. Food left in fridge not only takes up valuable space, but can turn into health hazard. Refrigerators that are overstuffed can cause ..

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Dental Offices Need Checkups Too!

Nothing beats that “just from the dentist” clean after a dental checkup! You can’t help smiling at everyone and the mirror, showing off the sparkling results of a deep thorough cleaning. Most of us do a decent job making our teeth look clean daily, but to get a hygienic cleaning, you need a trained professional ..

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How Healthcare Facilities Can Green Their Clean

Do you know what “quat binding” is? No, it isn’t the latest style of shapeware or the some new kind of leg exercise. Quats, short for quaternary compounds, are effective surface disinfectants commonly used to clean medical environments. While not a green product, quats are effective at germ killing. Improper use of quats, however, can ..

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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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Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist for your Office

Do you see any flowers blooming yet? Is the snow melting? Chances are by now, or soon, depending on where you live, you are seeing first signs of spring. We couldn’t be happier that spring – and spring cleaning – are here. But spring cleaning isn’t only for your home or apartment, so here’s a ..

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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 ..