• Kimberly-Clark Announces Grant Winner for Global Hygiene Initiative
    Kimberly-Clark Corp. will donate $50,000 in support of a UNICEF clean water, sanitation and hygiene project in response to consumer votes received during the recent Global Handwashing Day Challenge. UNICEF will use the grant from Kimberly-Clark to support the installation ...More
    December 20, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Study Reveals Public's Knowledge Gaps About Illness-Causing Germs
    The Hygiene Council, a body of leading international experts in the field of microbiology and virology supported by an unrestricted grant from Reckitt Benckiser, has released a new study indicating that moms are not always clear on which germs are harmful to their families' ...More
    November 15, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • GP Cellulose to Support UNICEF Water and Sanitation Programs in Rural China
    GP Cellulose announced it is supporting UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programs in China through an initiative called Green Hand™ Project, which will help improve conditions in schools for approximately 15,000 children. GP Cellulose has launched a two-year ...More
    November 1, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Researchers Study the Psychology of Physical Cleansing
    Dr. Kai Kaspar from the University of Cologne has examined how physical cleansing affects us after failure. The result: test subjects who washed their hands after a task were more optimistic than those who did not wash their hands, but it hampered their future performance ...More
    October 27, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Quiz Tests Your 'Germ Personality'
    A new quiz from Kimberly-Clark Professional can tell you where you stand on the germaphobe spectrum as well as how the germ personalities (and hygiene habits) of co-workers, colleagues and others can impact your health. With cold and flu season on its way, knowing your germ ...More
    September 13, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Better Hygiene in Wealthy Nations May Increase Alzheimer's Risk
    People living in industrialised countries may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s due to greatly reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms - which can lead to problems with immune development and increased risk of dementia, suggests a new study from ...More
    September 4, 2013 Posted in News
  • OSAP Names Board of Directors for 2013-2014
    The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has elected Tim Lorencovitz, MBA, to lead its board of directors for the 2013-14 year. Joining Lorencovitz on the executive committee are John O’Keefe, BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP; Mike Smurr and ...More
    July 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • 2.4 Billion People Will Lack Improved Sanitation in 2015
    Some 2.4 billion people – one-third of the world’s population – will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report issued today. The report, "Progress on sanitation and drinking-water 2013 update," warns that, at the current ...More
    May 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • AACN Updates Patient Bathing Practices Protocol
    The long-held tradition of using a basin, soap and water to bathe bed-bound hospitalized patients is no longer the recommended standard of practice, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). A new AACN Practice Alert outlines updated, ...More
    April 18, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
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