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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

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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April 2018

Listeria Hysteria: was the outbreak preventable?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 12th of December I wrote a blog titled Listeria: what you need to know. At the time of writing, 557 cases of Listeriosis had been reported, and there had been 36 reported fatalities. Even...

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April 2018

The big debate: is a ‘daily scrub’ wasting water, bad for you, or a non-negotiable for personal hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

The topic of bathing solicits a variety of responses and many a debate has been started around the frequency of one’s bath or shower.

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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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March 2018

3 unique hygiene challenges in Johannesburg

Written by Lemay Rogers

We’ve explored the tough hygiene challenges facing Cape Town during the ongoing water crisis and considered Durban’s humid, tropical climate. Now it is time to look into the hygiene challenges of...

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March 2018

The dangers of harsh chemicals, and why we clean with bacteria

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Long gone are the days when the smell and burn of bleach meant you were doing a spring clean! People are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that harsh chemicals - such as bleach - can have...

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March 2018

Plants and office wellness: 8 reasons this is a match made in heaven

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever thought about the impact that plants can have on your work environment?

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January 2018

5 ways the water shortage is affecting your hygiene

Written by Lemay Rogers

With day zero being expected as early as mid-April, Cape Town has implemented level 6B water restrictions reducing the daily usage limit to 50 litres per person, per household.  What does this...

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January 2018

5 unique hygiene issues in Cape Town

Written by Lemay Rogers

The recently implemented Level 6 water restrictions in Cape Town has lead residents and businesses alike into a more constrained 2018. On the 9th of January News24 reported that the City of Cape...

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