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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...

2009-09-07 23:14:58

Students may say they wash their hands as college campuses prepare for H1N1 flu but in reality they don't, U.S. researchers said. Douglas Powell, an associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University, Ben Chapman, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University and research assistant Brae Surgeoner observed hand sanitation behavior during an outbreak of what was believed to be norovirus, which sickened nearly 340 students at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Hand...

2009-09-04 10:37:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The path to poor hand sanitation is paved with good intentions, according to researchers from Kansas State and North Carolina State Universities. As college campuses prepare for an expected increase in H1N1 flu this fall, the researchers said students' actions will speak louder than words. "Many students say they routinely wash their hands," said Douglas Powell, an associate professor of food safety at Kansas State University. "But even...

2009-08-25 06:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Worries about the H1N1 virus haven't changed most Americans' hand washing habits, says a national survey by Bradley Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial bathroom and locker room furnishings. In Bradley's first Healthy Hand Washing Survey, 54 percent said they "wash their hands no more or less frequently" in public restrooms since the H1N1 virus emerged. "We were extremely surprised by that response especially since the medical community...

2009-08-25 05:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Splash Car Wash, the leading car-care company in Westchester and Putnam, NY and Fairfield, CT counties is pleased to announce its certification from the International Carwash Association's WaterSavers(TM) program. With a longstanding commitment to their community and the environment, Splash Car Wash met the standardized requirements of the WaterSavers(TM) program by offering car owners quality professional car washes that reclaim and recycle treated...

2009-08-03 00:10:27

U.S. doctors say hand washing is the number one step students and teachers can take to prevent sickness. Experts from Baltimore's LifeBridge Health, which operates Sinai and Northwest Hospitals, say each of the nation's 82 million students and teachers -- more than one-quarter of the population -- need to do their part to keep themselves and others healthy this coming school year. Hand washing helps prevent illness because most germs are spread when people pick them up from infected surfaces...

2009-06-30 10:13:00

Don't Miss Clean "Tweets" from The Soap and Detergent Association Check Out News and Views on Hygiene, Health and Cleaning at www.twitter.com/cleaning101 WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Tweets" about all things clean are coming your way - in 140 characters or less. The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has unveiled its Cleaning101 page on Twitter, the micro-blogging site that invites its users to "communicate and stay connected" - in as few words as possible. You can...

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2009-06-05 01:15:00

An Israeli researcher tired of seeing her children sick says if teachers are taught the importance of hand washing, more children wash their hands. Dr. Laura Rosen of Tel Aviv University's School of Public Health said her preliminary study of 40 pre-schools and kindergartens had shown that teachers were often unaware of the direct connection between hand washing and health. Rosen's study, published in Health Education Research, found pre-lunch hand washing in participating schools increased...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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