Category 'Public Places'


Your High School Gymnasium Deep Cleaning Checklist

Gymnasium floors are one of the highest foot-traffic areas in any school. Gymnasiums are used for school assemblies, athletic events, school dances, pep rallies and even community events. All of these gatherings don’t only cause wear and tear on the floors, but they also bring in germs and bacteria.  Winter break is a common time…

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How to Stop Cold and Flu Season From Ruining Your Christmas Break

The Not So Joyous Cold and Flu Season The holiday parties have already begun. Extended family this weekend, immediate family next weekend. Friends on Tuesday, co-workers on Thursday. Plus church things and school things and neighborhood things. And lots of shopping. There’ll be baked brie and bacon-wrapped dates. Candy cane cocoa and spiced apple cider….

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[Case Study] Athletic Club Proactive Measures for a Bacteria Free Environment

The Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club mission is to improve the health of those in their community that they serve. With reports surfacing in the media that gym equipment can have over 362 more bacteria than a toilet seat, the MAC wanted to take a proactive approach to keep their exercise equipment germ, virus and bacteria…

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Does an Antibacterial Wipe Really Disinfect Surfaces?

Oh yes, there’s trouble…with antibacterial wipes. Grocery stores dispense them, hospitals utilize them, schools distribute them, and gyms disseminate them, but are antibacterial wipes as good as we think they are? According to the Environmental Working Group, there’s cause for concern: The most common antibacterial agents in cleaning wipes are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium…

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Why Your Holiday Shopping May be a Germ Palooza

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving millions of people race to department stores and shopping malls to get the best deals they can find for the holiday season. This Black Friday good deals and holiday gifts may not be the only thing you come home with. With so many people gathering in one place, germs…

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Green Bean Casserole with a Side of Grocery Store Germs

In the next few days you’ll head to the grocery store. You’ll grab ingredients for a green bean casserole, toss a turkey in the cart, stock up on stuffing, collect cranberry sauce… And then you’ll head home, feeling accomplished and 100 percent prepared to impress your in-laws with your charismatic culinary skills.

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Top 4 Germ Havens at the Supermarket

When we go to the grocery store, germs are not typically the first thing on our minds. It’s no secret that supermarket carts are crawling with bacteria and viruses, but carts aren’t the only place you will find germs. Here are 4 of the dirtiest places in your supermarket:

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The #1 Germ Found on Shopping Carts (and how you can protect your family!)

How disgusting is your shopping cart? The cart that carried poorly packaged raw meat? And then was used as a teething tool for your recently-turned-one-year-old? According to the Chicago Tribune, they’re pretty disgusting. This recent article noted that 70 percent of shopping carts in the Chicagoland area had confirmed traces of E. coli — and…

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