Just Say No To Microban™

Kimberly Button over at Get Green Be Well posted an interesting article regarding her thoughts on Microban®’s antimicrobial lunch bags. Her concern (and yours should be too) is that Microban® uses Triclosan in their products which has been linked to…

Prescription Textile Protection

From umbrellas to bullet-proof vests, one of the main functions of textiles is to protect us. In healthcare settings, textiles already have a role in protecting people from disease. Doctors and other medical personnel wear face masks, surgical gowns, and…

Biocidal textiles can help fight nosocomial infections

The rates of nosocomial infections, especially by those caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria, are increasing alarmingly over the globe. Although more rigorous infection control measures are being implemented, it is clear that the current modalities to reduce nosocomial infections are…

Targeted cleaning 'key to MRSA'

Targeted cleaning to tackle MRSA hotspots is the key to reducing hospital infections, an expert says. Microbiologist Dr Stephanie Dancer said cleaning should focus on objects which people frequently touch rather than on “catch-all blitzes”. She found bed linen, gowns…