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June 2018

An interview with a Technical Hygiene expert

Written by Nicole Horne

In our seventh installment of our “Ask the Expert” series, we interviewed Deon Lubbe, our very own technical hygiene expert for Initial hygiene, based in Port Elizabeth.

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June 2018

Fact or fiction: Deep cleaning myths

Written by Nicole Horne

Possibly one of the most debated topics involving cleaning is deep cleaning (also referred to as “Ablution Hygiene Treatment”), a subject which receives a great deal of interest and speculation.

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June 2018

Why Vinyl flooring is the more hygienic choice:

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this guest blog, we talk to Wendy Mitrovich, Brand Manager at Polyflor SA about why vinyl is such a hygienic choice, especially in hygiene sensitive areas such as hospitals, food preparation...

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June 2018

How to deep clean your child's car seat

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a 2014 Mail Online article the headline was; “Children's car seats are dirtier than TOILETS: Scientists find 100 different strains of dangerous bacteria including E. coli and salmonella bugs”....

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June 2018

Healthy habits: home and work

Written by Nicole Horne

A huge portion of our day is spent at the office. In the face of the average work-day demands.  With a fast paced day, a high stress environments, and limited time, it’s easy to say “I’ll have a...

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May 2018

Hygiene trends of the future

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Back in February I wrote a blog post called The Future of Hygiene which I took a look at some of the advances I thought might be coming our way in the hygiene sector. I focussed mostly on the use...

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May 2018

Initial celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Periods. The curse. That time of the month. Aunt Flo. Shark Week. I could go on and on with euphemisms for menstruation. In fact Health App Clue did a survey which found that there are “over 5,000...

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May 2018

Are hand dryers unhygienic? We asked the experts at Dyson

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of last year I wrote a blog piece entitled Paper Towels or Hand Dryers: which are better, in which I looked at the pro’s and con’s of using paper or hand dryers to dry your hands...

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May 2018

Fact or fiction: Athlete's foot

Written by Nicole Horne

Athlete’s foot is an infection that gets debated often: is it contagious or not, do people with poor hygiene levels get athlete’s foot, do only athletes suffer from athlete's foot?

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May 2018

The Clean Routine: what should be done in your office and how often

Written by Nathalie Leblond

A company is doing interviews for a Personal Assistant. A well dressed lady sits down and the interviewer opens with the standard questions around "getting to know you" and qualifications. The...

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