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Nicole Horne

Nicole is a Digital Marketing Executive at Rentokil Initial Hygiene in Johannesburg. A self-proclaimed germaphobe, her love for hygienic environments and curiosity of all things “beneath the surface” fuels her enthusiasm for writing about the impact of germs in the workplace. She is passionate about creating awareness and sharing her knowledge on the impact of good hygiene practices. Follow Nicole on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on the the good, the bad and the germy.
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July 2018

Toxic people: the case of Typhoid Mary

Written by Nicole Horne

Throughout the ages, various people have been in the spotlight when it comes to the spread of diseases and epidemics. Consequently, these individuals tend to be perceived as toxic; spreaders of...

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July 2018

Johannesburg recycling made compulsory

Written by Nicole Horne

As of the 1st July 2018, the City of Johannesburg has made recycling mandatory to a large number of residents in selected suburbs of Johannesburg. Residents are now legally required to separate...

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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

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

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

Hidden hygiene hacks: how doctors stay healthy

Written by Nicole Horne

I have always wondered how doctors manage to stay healthy - especially during flu season - and whilst treating so many ill patients!

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April 2018

Best practice: the office bin

Written by Nicole Horne

Many of us have stumbled across the sight of disgusting rubbish bins in the office. I’ve heard stories about rancid food in the bin attracting maggots (my heart, be still!) and all sorts of...

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April 2018

How to think waterwise and flush less

Written by Nicole Horne

With the water crisis very much still on the minds of Capetonians (and indeed on many other South Africans), there is ever-increasing pressure to save as much water as possible. Western Cape...

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April 2018

Fact or fiction: old = dirty

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever come across an item and thought it was dirty, just because it looked old?

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