Latest Washing Stories

2009-06-03 15:18:00

Using sensors capable of detecting drugs in breath, new technology developed at University of Florida monitors health-care workers' hand hygiene by detecting sanitizer or soap fumes given off from their hands.

2009-05-15 06:20:00

While officials advocate against unnecessary travel and other measures that would seemingly protect individuals from the spread of the new H1N1 virus, children’s hygiene, the most important precaution is being largely ignored.

2009-05-12 09:13:00

Parents invent device that gets kids to want to wash their hands DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents worried about their kids picking up the swine flu virus from not washing their hands enough finally have some help.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.