An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s becoming clear that the best way to deal with disease is not to treat it but to prevent it through hygienic cleaning of environmental surfaces, especially those that come into direct contact with skin.
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No area of a building suffers more foot traffic or hand contact than stairwells. Kaivac has developed a new way to efficiently clean the most highly traveled and potentially greatest source of cross-contamination in the school: the stairwell.
It’s no secret that restrooms need to be cleaned. The problem lies in the way we clean them.
Every weekday nearly 60 million Americans – one-fifth of the entire population – spend eight hours trapped inside what some experts consider the “Germiest” place in America. Trapped inside this building with them are millions of invisible enemies, seeking to make them ill or, sometimes, kill them. These denizens of the invisible world are all around us – on virtually every surface. We’re talking about MRSA, E.coli, influenza, shigella, and molds.
From an environmental health scientist’s point of view, a restroom is a high risk environment. At its most basic level the restroom is a bio-hazardous waste transfer station — the place where biological waste is transferred from the human digestive system to the sanitary sewer system. All too often the transfer does not occur effectively, and bio-hazardous waste is spread through different areas of the indoor environment, creating a breeding ground for potentially harmful microbes.
A comparison of soil removal capabilities cleaning methods