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Washing water jars

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Supply of drinking water in big-sized jars is a common sight in offices and even in houses. But, how safe are these jars and the water?

Medical Waste Management

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Medical waste disposal has become a bigger problem with the advent of disposables like needles and syringes which cause contamination of land, air and water resources

Need for clean & safe toilets for women in Delhi slums

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This article is by Shahana Sheikh, a student at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, who worked on a research paper titled: “Public toilets in Delhi: An emphasis on the facilities for Women in Slum/Resettlement Areas” during her Summer Research Internship 2008 at Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi

Choosing right cleaning agents

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Acids to chemicals to bio-products – all cleaning agents are intended to clean, disinfect and sanitise. But lack of proper knowledge of the ingredients in each agent & their properties and also the amount to be used for different applications can very often prevent the cleaning processes from achieving optimum results. Mohana elaborates on the need for appropriate and efficient use of cleaning products.

Clothes that clean themselves!

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When it comes to stain-free clothes, it has always been a tussle with chemicals, detergents and equipment. Researchers experiment with nano-crystals that clean and do away with stains once the fabric is exposed to sunlight.

The chlorine factor

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Although chlorine is the cheapest disinfectant and still being used in most countries, free chlorine, if not removed or controlled, can lead to serious health hazards

Maintaining:Hygiene in hospitals

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At a juncture when the healthcare services in general and hospitals in particular are undergoing transformations, it is essential that extreme focus is laid on maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene.

Hygienic maintenance of Ventilation systems

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Modern building users expect a high degree of comfort and safety and the successful employer will strive to achieve high standards to ensure the optimum health and productivity of his employees. HVAC systems form an important component of the building and can represent up to 35% of the cost of a new building. Despite this the hygienic maintenance of the major HVAC component, the ductwork system, is often ignored, perhaps because the systems are ‘out of sight and out of mind’.
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