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2012-03-08 08:00:00

Healthcare industry workers can face potentially career ending hand disease due to current proper hand hygiene protocols: fiteBac announces a helping solution. Current hand hygiene protocols are destroying hand health of healthcare workers, and the new technology can make the difference. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 In the United States, occupational skin diseases amount to more than $1 billion dollars annually [1] and constitute up to 30% of all occupational diseases [2]. Studies...

2012-03-07 15:46:00

AKRON, Ohio, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to yesterday's news that the British Olympic Association's (BOA) chief medical officer is advising British athletes to avoid shaking hands at the Summer Games to prevent the spread of germs, GOJO Industries, Inc., the maker and global distributor of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is urging the International Olympic Committee to equip athletes, coaches and the entire village with hand sanitizer at the 2012 Games in London. The...

Life Threatening Germ A Real Threat To Medical Facilities: CDC
2012-03-07 13:39:11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning all medical facilities about the danger of infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes health issues like diarrhea. The CDC posted a report in Vital Signs today, saying that the bacteria is not just a patient safety concern for hospitals, but for all types of medical facilities. The infection and subsequent death rates from C. difficile has climbed to historic highs in the past decade....

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...

2012-03-07 06:35:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Lining Textiles launches UNDER SCRUB, a medical technical base layer that kills the bacteria that causes infection, with hopes of reducing transmission from patient to patient. UNDER SCRUB announces its use of innovative yarn technology in the weaving of a protective base layer for men and women to help fight the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections. Products are available exclusively at their new e-commerce site...

2012-03-06 11:19:00

CDC highlights steps to prevent spread of deadly C. difficile bacteria, which impacts patients in nursing homes and outpatient care, not just hospitals ATLANTA, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes diarrhea and other health issues, is a patient safety concern in all types of medical facilities, not just hospitals as traditionally thought, according to a new Vital Signs report today from the Centers for...

2012-03-01 07:00:00

SCRANTON, Pa., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- X-STATIC®, the silver-based fiber technology used widely by US Military Forces, Olympic Athletes, NASA astronauts and hundreds of well-known consumer brands, is now available to the healthcare textile industry. Soft surfaces constitute 90 percent of the patient healthcare environment and include privacy curtains, lab coats, scrubs, bed linens and cubicle curtains. Clinical studies have proven these surfaces are highly contaminated by pathogenic...

2012-02-22 07:30:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, nearly four in five manufacturing workers agreed that shop towels should be banned if they are not 100 percent-free of hazardous materials after laundering. The survey exclusively targets production floor employees, and is representative of the millions of U.S. manufacturing workers who use shop towels every day, in industries such as automotive, aviation, printing, food and beverage...

2012-02-17 09:00:00

The Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing industry expanded over the past five years as people increasingly looked to improve their health. This trend was particularly true during 2009, as the H1N1 flu pandemic resulted in a sharp sales gain. As the pandemic waned and consumer fears eased, however, manufacturers have looked to improve and innovate products to support sales. The next five years will bring slower revenue growth for the industry since a flu pandemic is not something that can be forecast...

2012-02-10 18:00:00

GFSR announces new partnership with Cascades Tissue Group, pioneering innovative solutions for the food Industry. Newmarket, Canada (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Today Global Food Safety Resource Centre (GFSR) announced a new partnership with Cascades Tissue Group, based out of Quebec, mobilizing social media and online resources to inform the food community about an innovative hand drying solution developed by Cascades. Cascades´ Green Antibacterial Paper Hand Towel — also known as...