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2009-04-30 09:58:00

NSF International's Scrub Club(R) Teaches Children the Importance of Washing their Hands ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concerns regarding a potential swine flu pandemic continue to surface internationally. New cases have been reported in at least ten U.S. states and eight countries. This includes a twenty-three month old toddler in Texas who died yesterday, the first reported fatality outside of Mexico. (Logo:...

2008-12-30 18:05:08

Increasingly, hand washing is believed to be the most important element of germ control, U.S. health experts say. Health professionals at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore say that something so simple as hand washing could do so much to avoid colds and flu during winter months. They advise getting an annual flu shot -- available to anyone over 6 months. A flu shot -- still available -- is recommended for those below 18 years old and over age 50. The LifeBridge Health experts advise to use the...

2008-12-16 00:57:08

Gross messages such as Poo on you, wash your hands, were effective in getting undergraduates to wash their hands more, a U.S. researcher suggests. Lead author Renee Botta of the University of Denver and colleagues posted messages in the bathrooms of two undergraduate residence halls with messages like You just peed, wash your hands, accompanied with vivid graphics and photos. The study, published in the journal Communication in Healthcare, finds the gross messages resulted in a 26 percent...

2008-12-10 09:41:00

Soap and Detergent Association, American Society for Microbiology Offer Advice on Proper Hygiene Online & Print Materials Geared for Adults and Children WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New online educational materials remind young and old alike about the health benefits of frequent and proper hand hygiene: stopping germs and illness dead in their tracks. The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have teamed up to produce...

2008-10-03 09:00:28

By Rebecca McQuillan ONCE upon a time, when there was no Daz Ultra, people used soap flakes to clean their laundry. Before that, they used urine. Thankfully, the quest to find ecofriendly ways of cleaning clothes has not gone (back) that far. In fact, it is at the cutting edge of technology (well, most of it). This innovative subdivision of the eco-consumer sector provides the shopper with laundry products that minimise the amount of chemical residue we're flushing into the environment...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

By William M. Welch Along with wild salmon and steelhead trout, the Pacific Northwest soon may have another endangered species: the driveway carwash. Washing your car or boat in the driveway or street is a residential ritual as American as backyard barbecues. But the state of Washington is telling its local governments they must prohibit home car washing unless residents divert the wash water away from storm drains, where they say it causes water pollution. "I understand this is...

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Shelby Wood, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 1--Portlanders love doing it themselves. The DIY route often is cheaper, more original and less toxic: think backyard gardens, local microbrews and handmade crafts at Saturday Market. But when it comes to washing a car, it's better to see a professional. Oregon's rivers and streams will be healthier for it. The message runs counter to the bad rap that commercial carwashes still fight, nearly 20 years after the federal Clean Water...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

Being green and preserving our natural resources is more than just a trend nowadays - it's a way of life, so the experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are offering helpful tips for local residents on how to do their part by conserving water. "Water is a precious resource and we encourage residents to know their part in preserving it," said Tab Hunter, president of Franchise Operations at Clockwork Home Services, franchisor of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. "It's our job to not only make sure...

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2007-12-19 19:15:54

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands The fight against all types of infections, from colds and flu to stomach bugs and MRSA, begins at home, with good hand hygiene, says first review of hand hygiene in the community We've all heard people say 'I won't kiss you, I've got a cold'. But a report just published warns that we may be far more at risk of passing on an infection by shaking someone's hand than in sharing a kiss. A group of...

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2005-09-21 16:05:00

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ninety-one percent of American adults say they always wash their hands after using public restrooms. But just 83 percent actually did so, according to a separate observational study. These results were among those released by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), during a press conference highlighting National Clean Hands Week. Both groups have used surveys over the years to help highlight a vital public health...


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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