Latest Washing Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2007-12-19 19:15:54

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

2005-09-21 16:05:00

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.

2005-07-14 18:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Washing hands with soap can halve the number of young children suffering from pneumonia, the leading killer of youngsters under 5 years old worldwide. It can also greatly reduce cases of diarrhea and the skin infection impetigo, scientists said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.