Imagine shelling out $500 for a night stay at a top five-star hotel in Melbourne and finding the luxury suite inhabitable due to unhygienic surroundings! A forensic audit using swab tests to identify bacteria in Melbourne’s seven top hotels has found evidence of body fluids and matter on bed sheets, urine stains in bathrooms and
In an unprecedented move in India, Chennai would soon have incinerator (crematorium) for dogs, bringing great relief to many dog owners in the city who live in apartments and find it difficult to bury the bodies of their pets. Most of the bodies of dogs are dumped in garbage. The incinerator would either be installed
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) promises to make the metro stations in the city pest-free. Stringent precautions are suggested and a high level of cleanliness has been planned to ensure that Namma Metro sets an example of the most hygienic public transport system. Pest control measures will be conducted once a month and
Attracted by the garbage dumped from markets in areas surrounding the airport, a jackal strayed onto the runway of the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata forcing the pilot of an aircraft to abort take off which delayed two incoming flights. Airport officials say garbage attracts birds and animals including jackals and wildcats causing trouble
A 5.6MW Barwala power project is being set up by the US firm Indus Terra Energy Inc using technology developed by Enviro Control Ltd, the UK, to generate power using hen droppings. Green Indus Bio-Energy, a combined venture of Indus Terra, Emergent Ventures and the Barwala poultry farmers, has signed a MoU with Haryana Renewable
Complete absence of garbage bins in commercial areas of Mohali has compounded the problem on city streets, which stems from residents littering around. Residential, industrial and commercial areas in Mohali city are in a mess with open dumping grounds formed near residences, heaps of garbage rotting near industrial houses and rubbish being collected near shops
Recognising the contribution of more than 6000 rag-pickers who collect 300-350 tonnes of dry waste from the city daily, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has proposed a financial aid for a health and accident insurance scheme for them. There is always a possibility of rag-pickers developing health problems because of their work environment. The New
Some of the simple treatments of drinking water at any given point of time, or just after an emergency, are enumerated below.
It is important to follow correct laundry procedures to obtain best results. Each fabric merits a different washcycle and should be adhered to, to prolong its longevity. Laundry procedures for different fabrics A good laundry facility ensures careful handling of linen articles while laundering, processing and using of suitable laundry agent. While materials are kept white,
Any toilet is more inviting to use when it gives that hygienic and untouched look right from the entry door to the closet. With increasing awareness and high public demand, building owners and facility managers are opting for touch-free options to ensure optimum sanitary hygiene.