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2010-03-10 15:12:00

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Niagara Conservation, a leading manufacturer of water- and energy-saving products, continues to revolutionize the conservation landscape with the introduction of the Stealth System product kit. The Stealth System includes the ultra-high-efficiency (UHET) Stealth toilet, which is EPA Water Sense® certified and the first and only toilet available with the ability to achieve a powerful, quiet flush using just 0.8 gallons of...

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2010-03-10 14:14:36

People in seven European countries have positive attitudes toward a new eco-friendly toilet that could substantially reduce pollution problems and conserve water and nutrients, scientists in Switzerland are reporting. Their article, which calls on authorities to give wider support for the innovative toilet technology, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Judit Lienert and Tove Larsen note in the article that the so-called NoMix toilet collects urine...

2010-02-27 17:47:00

TRENARY, Mich., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Vancouver, British Columbia was not the only city celebrating major athletic accomplishments this weekend! Charmin participated in the Seventeenth Annual Trenary, MI Outhouse Classic, where thousands of attendees came to watch and cheer for the "fastest outdoor bathroom." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100227/NY62120 ) "We were extremely excited for Charmin to compete in our annual outhouse race," stated Dianne Peterson of the...

2010-02-09 06:40:00

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It started with a toilet that wouldn't quit running. WWII veteran Jack Mitchell and his wife had remodeled their home, and the flapper in the new toilet tank was sticking open. Money - in the form of a growing water bill - was being flushed down the toilet. Mitchell decided to put a stop to it and got to work designing a better float valve. Two years later, the octogenarian had not only solved his own problem, he had invented a way to reduce water...

2010-01-25 13:01:53

Considered a dermatological nuisance that was long gone, skin irritations caused by toilet seats appear to be making a comeback in pediatricians' offices, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center investigator Bernard Cohen, M.D. "Toilet seat dermatitis is one of those legendary conditions described in medical textbooks and seen in underdeveloped countries, but one that younger pediatricians have not come across in their daily practice," says Cohen, director of pediatric...

2009-12-17 18:04:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Charmin Restrooms this holiday season to help raise money for charity. In addition to providing tourists and local New Yorkers with a free, clean and family-friendly place to "enjoy the go" this holiday season, Charmin® announced today that visitors to the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square will also "Go for Good" to help to raise up to $50,000 for charity. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091217/NY28343 ) For...

2009-12-17 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Charmin Restrooms this holiday season to help raise money for charity. In addition to providing tourists and local New Yorkers with a free, clean and family-friendly place to "enjoy the go" this holiday season, Charmin® will announce today that visitors to the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square will also "Go for Good" to help to raise up to $50,000 for charity. For each consumer visiting the Charmin Restrooms between December...

2009-11-02 15:00:27

A team of researchers from Boston University School (BUSM), Carney Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University School of Medicine, have found that widespread poor compliance with regular cleaning of public restrooms on cruise ships may predict subsequent norovirus infection outbreaks (NoVOs). This study, which appears in the November 1st issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first study of environmental hygiene on cruise ships. Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE)...

2009-10-15 12:10:51

People are more likely to wash their hands when they have been shamed into it, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, looked at responses to electronic hygiene messages displayed in UK service station toilets. A million people die every year from diarrhoeal disease and respiratory infection. Handwashing with soap is the cheapest and best way of controlling these diseases. It also prevents the...

2009-10-06 08:24:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Toilets And Toilet Seats http://www.reportlinker.com/p0151440/Reportlinker-Adds-Toilets-And-Toilet-Seats.html Executive Abstract This fact-filled profile provides the action-oriented executive with up-to-date information on toilets, bidets, urinals, and toilet seats. Each page will assist the toilet executive exploit growing product lines,...