Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Crappy Situation - People Who Don't Flush...And Other Oddities

Simple. Just read this article.  
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day!  Let's keep awareness up regarding the need to reduce germs and disease by advocating this special day.  If everyone washed their hands regularly, our sickness and disease would plummet.  Check it out

Thursday, October 10, 2019

London Fatbergs

Ever wonder what a fatberg is and what's in it?  Check out this article.  Pretty strange. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Microfibers, Microbeads and Mayhem

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For years the damaging effects of microbeads on the environment has been heralded.  In fact, in 2016, I posted about this danger to the planet.  Measures have been taken to slow down the production of these and to help save the environment.  Now, microfibers are taking a blow.  The damaging effects of this material are showing up as well.  In fact, the damaging effects of microplastics has become pervasive. According to Wired.com, "Bits of synthetic fiber like polyester have been blowing to the tops of mountains and into the Arctic and washing into watersheds like the San Francisco Bay, which collects 7 trillion microplastic particles every year. You’re drinking a good amount of the stuff, in fact."  Although these new products make life easier, they also wreak havoc on the planet we live on. Check out the full article in Wired.com and learn what's happening and what's being done about it. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day

Today, October 2, is National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day.  It's a day to remember custodians in whatever building they work.  Custodians keep the buildings clean and running efficiently.  They don't just clean, they maintain buildings, run HVAC and lighting systems, do repairs, paint, plumbing, electrical and so much more!  Custodial work is labor-intensive, but necessary.  Thank your friendly custodian the next time you see them.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Subway Sandwich Shop is Floored by Counter Cleanup

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A Subway sandwich shop in Chicago was closed down by the health department after customers took pictures of an employee mopping the counters with the same mop used on the floor.  The restaurant had been cited previously for other health violations in 2017.  Customers were asked to leave after a surprise inspection and the restaurants doors were locked.  Common sense dictates you NEVER clean upper surfaces with a floor mop. That's as bad as cleaning sinks and counters with the same rag you cleaned your toilet with!  Talk about unsanitary! 

Ruin Your Toilets by Cleaning

A sleeper train in Europe ended up with ruined toilets and piping issues because they were being cleaned with the wrong product.  A cleaning solution containing bleach was used and over time it ruined the toilets and pipes.  This affected all the train cars and when high ranking officials rode the train it was not good advertising.  Check out the blurb found on cmmonline.com regarding this situation. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Stop Norovirus Before It Starts!

Norovirus. That nasty bug that rears its ugly head frequently.  Although often associated with the "flu", it is different.  According the the article Norovirus in the September, 2019 issue of cmmonline.com, they stated that, "according to the CDC, norovirus is sometimes called the "stomach flu" or "stomach bug," but it is not related to the flu, which is caused by the infuenza virus.  A person will typically develop symtpoms anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after exposure, which can last for approximately one to three days." 

Five steps when cleaning due to norovirus and five steps to to keep in mind if you contract it are found in this article.  Stopping it from the start is the key to a healthy environment.  Check out the article here

A Crappy Situation - People Who Don't Flush...And Other Oddities

Simple. Just read this  article .   By User Cacetudo on en.wikipedia - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?c...