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What Is Lurking In Your Purse?
2013-05-20 05:37:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Purses and handbags could be a hidden source of bacteria-related contamination, as new research reveals that one in five contained enough microbes to potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces. According to Michelle Castillo of CBS News, a study conducted by UK-based hygiene and washroom services company Initial Washroom Hygiene reveals that some ladies´ handbags, as well as some of the items found within them, can contain...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...

2013-05-14 23:20:52

The Holiday Inn Express Reston/Herndon has teamed up with the Global Soap Project to recycle used hotel soap from check out rooms to be reprocessed into usable soap for developing countries. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Holiday Inn Express Reston/Herndon has teamed up with the Global Soap Project to recycle used hotel soap from check out rooms to be reprocessed into usable soap for developing countries. The Global Soap Project is working to save lives and improve global health by recycling used...

2013-04-16 23:04:46

Significant Mortality and Billions in Costs From Patient Infections Contracted by Improper Employee Hand Hygiene at U.S. Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 IntelligentM today announced it has contracted with multiple hospitals for the use of its unique IntelligentM Smartband System, which combats improper hand hygiene that results in tens of thousands of annual deaths and billions of dollars in unnecessary costs to the U.S. hospital system. The current hand hygiene compliance...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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