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2010-09-15 03:14:00

LONDON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After undertaking consumer research amongst 3,000 respondents to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the washing machine, Currys is now in talks to develop the first ever washing machine designed exclusively for men. The research found that while many domestic tasks are equally split between men and women, when it comes to the washing machine - originally hailed as the device that would give women domestic freedom - nearly 90 per cent of all the women...

2010-09-07 06:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerns about last year's H1N1 virus have had an impact on Americans' hand washing habits, according to a national survey conducted by Bradley Corporation of Menomonee Falls, a leading manufacturer of bathroom and locker room furnishings, including sinks, faucets, hand dryers, showers and lockers. In Bradley's second Healthy Hand Washing Survey, 50 percent of the 1,053 respondents said they "wash their hands more thoroughly or longer or more...

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2010-05-07 14:05:00

Washing your hands "wipes the slate clean," removing doubts about recent choices. That's the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the current (May 7) issue of Science. The study, conducted by U-M psychologists Spike W. S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz, expands on past research by showing that hand-washing does more than remove the guilt of past misdeeds. "It's not just that washing your hands contributes to moral cleanliness as well as physical cleanliness, as seen in earlier...

2010-04-07 08:03:00

Steps Towards Sustainability: SDA Survey Shows Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Habits Are Gaining a Foothold with Consumers Big Jump in Number of People Reading Detergent Directions Summary/Key Findings WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it's the impact of the economy or increased environmental awareness, American consumers seem to be making some changes to their cleaning and laundry habits. The latest National Cleaning Survey from The Soap and Detergent...

2010-03-16 13:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Available for the first time in the U.S., Oransi - http://www.oransi.com - launched the ultra high efficiency laundry detergent that is eco-friendly and economical called Robby Wash. Designed in France and popular in Europe for several years, the Robby Wash ball uses a patented worldwide technology to clean laundry better than traditional powder detergents. The Robby Wash hypoallergenic laundry detergent ball contains 10 ounces of macro-molecules of...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Professional is proud to announce the debut of its "Art of Washing Hands" (www.TheArtOfWashingHands.com) Web site, an online portal that offers interactive hand washing and hygiene information to elementary school teachers and students. The Web site highlights proper hand washing techniques, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is part of Georgia-Pacific Professional's ongoing wellness initiative to...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, evaluates the Siemens WD5125 washing machine. Himfr.com evaluates the Siemens SILVER WD5125 washing machine in terms of appearance, details, noise, and performance for consumers' reference. The Siemens SILVER WD5125 has a classic, modern appearance, and the silver colour goes well with a variety of home furniture. The only fly in the...

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...

2009-09-22 14:14:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Clean Hands Week, Sept. 20 through 26, Georgia-Pacific Professional is making a poster available online to promote good hand hygiene practices among elementary school children. The poster and accompanying hand washing and drying handout features Germ-Jitsu Mo, Georgia-Pacific Professional's VP of Hygiene and Chairman of Cool, who teaches students how to help kick germs out of the classroom. The poster is available at...

2009-09-21 09:00:00

-- SDA Survey Shows More People Claim to Be Washing Hands -- 2009 Grade Improves from 2008's C- -- SDA Offers Virtual Cold & Flu Toolkits at www.cleaning101.com WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans appear to be embracing hand hygiene more than in past years. But not all of us are cleaning our hands as often as we should - especially with the threat of the H1N1 flu virus (also known as swine flu). In the fifth annual Clean Hands Report Card(R) issued by The...


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  • A spider.
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