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January 2018

The modern office: coffee shop hygiene

Written by Nicole Horne

Many companies these days are embracing remote working and flexible working spaces. In a National Office Statistics study, it was found that 14% of employees work exclusively from home as a “base”...

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January 2018

Which Friends character are you when it comes to personal hygiene?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the most watched TV shows of all times, the characters from “Friends” seem to have a piece of everyone in them. And now that all 10 seasons are available to stream on Netflix, a whole new...

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December 2017

Insider tips on staying healthy while travelling

Written by Nicole Horne

It is festive season, and that means most of us are making plans to visit relatives or even making our last business rounds. If you are travelling, hygiene - and personal hygiene in particular -...

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December 2017

Holiday Hygiene: what you need to know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our most recent blog post, Nicole talks about some of the ways you can keep yourself healthy while travelling over the holiday season. But have you considered the hygiene standards of the place...

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December 2017

10 disgusting kitchen habits

Written by Nicole Horne

Many of us might have less than savoury kitchen habits we might not even be aware of, which can lead to the spread of harmful pathogens and cross contamination in the office. Now, before we all go...

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December 2017

How clean is your handbag?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Whether you refer to it as a handbag or a manbag, for many of us it's an item we can’t go without. This piece of functional fashion generally contains our phones, keys and wallets but extends to...

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November 2017

Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers: which are better?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Drying your hands effectively is almost as important as washing them, as bacteria breeds faster on wet hands than on dry. As the experts in hygiene, we therefore frequently get asked the question “

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November 2017

Cleanest countries (and what they do right) [QUIZ]

Written by Nicole Horne

Most of us nod in unison when we say that cleanliness is commonly associated with hygiene. If you are planning an international trip, is cleanliness one of your checkboxes when deciding on a...

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November 2017

7 Bacteria hotspots we bet you didn’t know about

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Here at Initial we talk about cross infection a lot; if you’re reading our blogs on a regular  basis you’re probably starting to get the idea that the world can be a pretty germy place. Simply...

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October 2017

Which kills more germs; hot or cold water?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Conventional wisdom holds that washing your hands with hot water kills more germs than washing them with cold water. 

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