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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.
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November 2018

Is good hygiene making us sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the earliest blog posts that I wrote for the Initial Insights page was titled 5 reasons you should let your child play in the dirt, and in it, I presented some science in support of letting...

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2018

The power of scent [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Nathalie Leblond
Our sense of smell is the most powerful of all our five senses and is closely linked with emotion and memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Smell bypasses judgement and...
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Technology and Trends
October 2018

Can you harness the power of smell?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever smelled something that transported you to a different time completely, or evoked a memory you thought you’d forgotten? For me, the smell of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” flowers...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

Should I dispose of medical waste differently to sanitary waste?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Sanitary waste (also known as feminine hygiene waste) is made up of used sanitary pads and tampons and has been the subject of quite a number of our previous blog posts. This is because the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Food safety: Gloves on, or gloves off?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last week’s blog post focussed on Global Handwashing Day which is coming up on the 15th October and some of the tips families can employ to instil good hand hygiene practices into their children....

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Medical Waste Disposal: Ask our Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our latest instalment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Tobie Muller; Regional Business Manager for Rentokil Initial.  Up until recently, Tobie was a Director at Cannon...

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Ask the Expert
October 2018

Clean hands: a recipe for good health

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time will know that the team here at Initial are passionate about hygiene, and that hand hygiene, in particular, is a subject about which...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Don’t buy that! How to grocery shop in an age of listeriosis

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Since the first reported cases of Listeriosis back in December 2017, the team at Initial have been following the unfolding story with a great deal of interest. I’ve written several blog posts on...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2018

Why we celebrate Arbor month - part 2: the physical and psychological benefits of interior plants

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In part 1 of our Arbor month blog post we took a look at why we celebrate Arbor month and the environmental benefits that indoor plants provide, specifically with regard to improved air quality....

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Why do we celebrate Arbor month: part 1

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 1st of September is Arbor day, and in South Africa the first week of September is designated National Arbor Week, a week in which individuals are encouraged to plant trees and consider the...

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Environment and Green Hygiene

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