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Hotel Rooms Swarming With Nasty Bacteria
2012-06-18 10:33:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Perhaps the next time you´re on vacation and plan to stay at a local hotel, you may want to stock up on hand sanitizer and a CDC-issue bio-hazard suit and mask, as you are likely stepping into a biological war zone of human filth. A new study by researchers from the University of Houston has found that surfaces, including the light switch and TV remote, are among the most contaminated parts of any hotel room you may consider staying at. Lead...

2012-05-22 10:24:25

CHICAGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The hospitality industry is expecting a busy summer this year, and with the season set to kickoff over the Memorial Day weekend, more hotels and resorts are raising their hygiene standards - to the great satisfaction of customers, according George Clarke, CEO of UMF Corporation, a developer of infection prevention products. "We're seeing more hotels and resorts adopting environmental hygiene practices developed for the healthcare industry," said Clarke....

2012-05-21 23:03:07

COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has some tips for managing spring allergies. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 “Many of our customers contact us because they suffer from spring allergies and want to minimize contact with allergens in their homes,” Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. “A number of home and business cleaning practices can help, and there are also general steps...

2012-04-24 10:22:24

Cleaning Products Are Used Safely and Effectively Millions of Times Every Day, Says ACI Despite Interest Group Scare Tactics, Consumers Can Continue to Take Confidence in Safe Use of Beneficial Products Fact-Based Information on Cleaning Product Safety Available at www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/ WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI, formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) today expressed disappointment...

2012-03-30 23:03:17

Spring is the time that everyone heads to the gym to get in shape but can risk getting sick at the same time if they don´t take the proper precautions. What safety measures can the health club industry take to prevent catching germs at the gym? Start by educating people on the habit of good hygiene by offering a specialized product like The Cleaning Station for the ultimate germ defense. New Milford, CT (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Health club Owners and General Managers who are constantly...

2012-03-19 10:25:27

Quarter of Americans Admit to Cleaning Their Hotel Room with Disinfectant Wipes NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether checking into a hotel for a night or for a weeklong vacation, nearly 9 in 10 (87%) Americans inspect their hotel rooms for cleanliness upon arrival, and 49% of Americans, clean all or part of their hotel rooms themselves, according to a survey issued by Wakefield Research on behalf of Crypton Fabric, a textile technology company which...

2012-03-14 08:31:00

-- ACI Survey: 62% Make Spring Cleaning an Annual Ritual -- Top Spring Cleaning Priorities: Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom -- Survey Summary Available at www.cleaninginstitute.org/surveys WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring cleaning is still a tradition for many Americans - 62 percent of those surveyed say spring cleaning is an annual ritual in their home. According to new research from the American Cleaning Institute(®) (ACI - www.cleaninginstitute.org),...

2012-03-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Home and Housewares Show and Newark, Calif. -- Neato Robotics®, a Silicon Valley company that pioneers new technologies and products to free people from household chores, today announced a new automatic vacuum cleaner that's designed especially for pet owners and allergy sufferers. The Neato XV-21, which works on all floor types, includes a new bristled brush to improve the pick-up of pet hair, dander and fibers and allows the vacuum...

2012-03-07 07:09:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the cold and flu season, about one-third of the surfaces people touch at work are contaminated with disease-causing germs, according to the world's leading expert on infectious disease, Dr. Charles Gerba. But few businesses or institutions use cleaning strategies that reduce germs and create a healthier environment. Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning companies, maintains an official...

2012-03-01 16:00:00

Maid Brigade's Work/Life Balance Survey Explores How Women Cope with Life, Health, and Home ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 What women would want to do if they had spare time along with their attitudes and knowledge regarding creating a healthy home environment for their families is the focus of a new survey targeting busy women. The survey, conducted by Maid Brigade, is available through April 31 and all busy women and working mothers are encouraged to participate. All participants will...