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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Microbeads, Macro Problems

Plastic beads made of polyethylene – also known as microbeads – are used in different cosmetic products such as toothpaste and exfoliants, but also in some heavy duty hand cleansers.


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Topics: Environmentally friendly, cleanser

The Most Effective Way to Use Hand Sanitizer

Did you know that you may have been cleaning your hands wrong this whole time? A recent study finds that the most effective way to sanitize your hands is the 6 step method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Topics: Hand sanitizer, Hospital Acquired Infections, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection prevention

Survey Reveals Only 18 Percent of Outdoor Workers Always Wear Sunscreen at Work

The World Health Organization confirmed that the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been increasing over the past decades. Currently, between 2 and 3 million skin cancers occur globally each year. One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer and more than 65,000 people worldwide die from melanoma each year. Outdoor workers, particularly construction workers, are at a very high risk of damaging sun exposure.

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Topics: Sun Protection

Be UV Aware – Minimising The Risk Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, with over 100,000 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year and 3 million in the United States . Shockingly, six people die from skin cancer a day in the UK, 27 in the US; a higher death toll than Australia, a country with a naturally warmer climate.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Outdoor workers

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2016

Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.

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Topics: Hospital Acquired Infections, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, WHO May 5th

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