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2010-04-08 05:18:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Modern Technologies Corporation (AMTC) has announced today the availability of a water saving green urinal handle for the commercial restroom. The HALF-FLUSH retrofit flush handle for urinals is an industry first. It is designed to reduce the flush volume of a urinal by one half. In addition to their HALF-FLUSH retrofit urinal handle, AMTC also offers a solution for the toilet. AMTC's DUALFLUSH retrofit flush handle for toilets...

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2010-03-10 14:14:36

People in seven European countries have positive attitudes toward a new eco-friendly toilet that could substantially reduce pollution problems and conserve water and nutrients, scientists in Switzerland are reporting. Their article, which calls on authorities to give wider support for the innovative toilet technology, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Judit Lienert and Tove Larsen note in the article that the so-called NoMix toilet collects urine...

2010-02-10 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of people (79 percent) prefer touchless towel dispensers to air dryers(1) according to the "Washroom Product Study," developed by Georgia-Pacific Professional - the industry leader of tissue, towel, wiper and foodservice solutions - and conducted by Housekeeping Solutions magazine. Additionally, research compiled by the European Tissue Symposium, an international trade organization in which Georgia-Pacific Professional is a member,...

2010-02-09 06:40:00

GAINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It started with a toilet that wouldn't quit running. WWII veteran Jack Mitchell and his wife had remodeled their home, and the flapper in the new toilet tank was sticking open. Money - in the form of a growing water bill - was being flushed down the toilet. Mitchell decided to put a stop to it and got to work designing a better float valve. Two years later, the octogenarian had not only solved his own problem, he had invented a way to reduce water...

2010-01-25 13:01:53

Considered a dermatological nuisance that was long gone, skin irritations caused by toilet seats appear to be making a comeback in pediatricians' offices, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center investigator Bernard Cohen, M.D. "Toilet seat dermatitis is one of those legendary conditions described in medical textbooks and seen in underdeveloped countries, but one that younger pediatricians have not come across in their daily practice," says Cohen, director of pediatric...

2009-12-29 16:26:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For tourists, local New Yorkers and avid lovers-of-the-arts alike, the best "seats" on Broadway this holiday season are in the Charmin Restrooms! Charmin® teamed up with non-profit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to present "Bathrooms over Broadway," the first-ever Broadway show in a bathroom. The 10-15 minute "cheeky" musical production took place, free-of-charge, before a live audience at the Charmin Restrooms on December 29 at...

2009-12-17 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Visit the Charmin Restrooms this holiday season to help raise money for charity. In addition to providing tourists and local New Yorkers with a free, clean and family-friendly place to "enjoy the go" this holiday season, Charmin® will announce today that visitors to the Charmin Restrooms in Times Square will also "Go for Good" to help to raise up to $50,000 for charity. For each consumer visiting the Charmin Restrooms between December...

2009-11-04 13:04:00

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Danze, Inc. has announced an extension to its National Homeowner Rebate Program (www.rebate.danze.com). Originally slated to end Nov. 15, the direct rebates will now be available to homeowners through Dec. 31, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091104/CG05223) As homeowners seek ways to more affordably upgrade and remodel their bathrooms, Danze is offering a range of manufacturer direct rebates that could save homeowners up to...

2009-11-02 15:00:27

A team of researchers from Boston University School (BUSM), Carney Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and Tufts University School of Medicine, have found that widespread poor compliance with regular cleaning of public restrooms on cruise ships may predict subsequent norovirus infection outbreaks (NoVOs). This study, which appears in the November 1st issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first study of environmental hygiene on cruise ships. Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE)...

2009-10-15 09:30:00

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent census study showed that a mere 11 percent of Americans changed residences between 2007 and 2008, the smallest share since the late 1940s when the government began tracking such information. With homeowners staying put and record-low financing costs, industry experts predict the remodeling industry should show signs of renewed strength as we move into 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091015/CG92980) To help...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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