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- The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) is pleased to announce its “Save the Dates” for its innovative fall science and technology symposium, “The Science and Efficacy of Antimicrobials, Disinfectants and Their Impact on Cleaning Technologies.”
- ICM is defined as an open-source protocol in which best practices are evaluated by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes.
- Cleaning, by its very nature and definition, is, or should be, green.
- The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program has been one of the most significant developments in the Green Cleaning movement over the past decade, but additional positive changes may now be afoot.
- Getting commercial cleaning product manufacturers to come clean and disclose their products' ingredients is important.
- Excerpts from a report by the Environmental Working Group.
- A clean facility is a healthy facility - most of the time - but it’s ironic that some products designed to make our buildings cleaner and healthier may contribute to asthma.
- The Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assists the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships.
- "Log reduction" is a mathematical term (as is "log increase") used to show the relative number of live microbes eliminated from a surface by disinfecting or cleaning.
- Pulsed xenon ultraviolet light goes where housekeepers can’t.
- Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open source unified-systems approach to institutional and industrial cleaning in which “best practices” are defined by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes.
- Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is changing the perception of the cleaning industry and generating interest from individuals who want to pursue cleaning as a career. By employing the newest cleaning and measurement technologies and encouraging innovation with the larger goal of protecting public health, ICM is attracting students and new groups of professionals to the industry.
- Steam vapor systems share some limitations of chemical disinfectants with respect to endospores of C. difficile, but if used regularly should substantially reduce the burden of this problematic microbe on hospital surfaces.
- Detergent residues left on surfaces can provide nutrients for bacteria.
- Any cleaning process must be validated by measurements of contamination levels before and after a cleaning step.
- Making the case for comprehensive IAQ management in schools.
- A healthy school needs to engage in a scientific and professional cleaning process to realize its health objectives.
- What benefits of healthy schools have been documented?