Hygiene Monitoring Articles

  • Things You Should Know about Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Reusable water bottles are everywhere; on office desks, in gym bags, and in kids’ backpacks. And while it’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and incredibly convenient to stop by any tap or fountain for a quick refill, there are a few things to remember about these reusable bottles. Actually, there are a few things to remember about microorganisms: many of them love warmth, ...

  • Intro to Industrial Hygiene

    Let's take a peek behind the curtain of one of our practitioner specialties--industrial hygiene. Read on for an interview with one of Antea Group's experienced pros. What is Industrial Hygiene? Industrial hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Bacteriological quality of drinking water at point of use and hand hygiene of primary food preparers: implications for household food safety

    Quality of water for consumption and food processing activities is universally accepted as an essential component to ensure food safety at household (HH) level. Along with safe water, hand hygiene is also an important factor for reducing diarrheal illnesses. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in rural and urban HHs to detect hygiene indicators in drinking water samples at point of use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Somatic coliphages as surrogates for enteroviruses in sludge hygienization treatments

    Conventional bacterial indicators present serious drawbacks giving information about viral pathogens persistence during sludge hygienization treatments. This calls for the search of alternative viral indicators. Somatic coliphages’ (SOMCPH) ability for acting as surrogates for enteroviruses was assessed in 47 sludge samples subjected to novel treatment processes. SOMCPH, infectious ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Roberta Smith

    Name: Roberta Smith Office: Denver Practice Area: Health and Safety Area of Expertise: Occupational Health and Safety About Me in 140 Characters: I am passionate about worker health and I love having a rich and diverse career background to draw experience from. I enjoy cycling, running, swimming, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How Clean Water Supplies can Benefit Your Business – From Coca Cola to Unilever

    This month we’re looking at how clean water supplies are becoming integral to corporate success. We live in times of swift change, where urbanisation and population growth are ever increasing and because of this, there’s competition regarding water supply. It used to be seen as a philanthropic act to provide access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), but now ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Handwashing promotion in humanitarian emergencies: strategies and challenges according to experts

    Diarrhea and acute respiratory infections account for nearly 30% of deaths among children displaced by humanitarian emergencies. Handwashing with soap reduces the risk of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in non-emergency settings. However, the practice and the effectiveness of handwashing promotion efforts and the health benefits are not well documented in emergency settings. We ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Proven Protection In The World`s First Antimicrobial Classroom

    The scientists at BioCote® recently ran a live test to measure and compare the number of bacteria in two classrooms in the same primary school. This was a world first as never before had an antimicrobial classroom been put under the microscope. The objective was to see how well BioCote antimicrobial protection performs in the classroom environment in banishing bacteria. How the Study was ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Cyclospora cayetanensis travels in tap water on Italian trains

    Tap water samples from the toilets of an Italian national railway train were collected over a period of 10 months and tested for the presence of Cyclospora cayetanensis (C. cayetanensis) using EvaGreen® real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay coupled with high resolution melting (HRM) analysis for protozoan detection and oocyst quantification. C. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A Handbook

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. September 2014 Since 2010, when the United Nation General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the Human Rights Council reaffirmed this recognition, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation has received ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of solar water disinfection on immunity against cholera – a review

    Cholera remains a problem in developing countries. This is attributed to the unavailability of proper water treatment, sanitary infrastructure and poor hygiene. As a consequence, countries facing cholera outbreaks rely on interventions such as the use of oral rehydration therapy and antibiotics to save lives. In addition to vaccination, the provision of chlorine tablets and hygiene sensitization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • medtradex - case study

    Customer: Medtradex bvba Sector: Medical sector / hygiene Country: Belgium Technology Supplier: Microtronics Engineering GmbH Year of Cooperation: 2011 Website: www.medtradex.com The Customer Medtradex is an expert in hygiene and offers both equipment and products for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and surfaces for the medical ...

  • Water, sanitation, hygiene and rural poverty: issues of sector monitoring and the role of aggregated indicators

    Water and sanitation improvements together with hygiene (WASH) are central to health. However, progress in ensuring access to these basic services remains inadequate, particularly in the rural developing world. To remedy this appalling situation, decision-makers need reliable data on which to base planning, targeting and prioritization. However, the challenges of collecting such data and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving service delivery of water, sanitation, and hygiene in primary schools: a cluster-randomized trial in western Kenya

    Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in schools have been shown to improve health and reduce absence. In resource-poor settings, barriers such as inadequate budgets, lack of oversight, and competing priorities limit effective and sustained WASH service delivery in schools. We employed a cluster-randomized trial to examine if schools could improve WASH conditions within existing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Health Studies

    It is common to undertake quantitative risk assessments for a water recycling application to assess the public health risks arising from exposure to recycled water. Quantitative microbial risk assessment of infection risk involves assessment of exposure, dose and response. Risk management strategies to reduce infection risk may include steps to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cleaning Carpets Using Hot Water Carpet Cleaning Machines

    Carpet cleaning machines are multifunctional systems used for cleaning carpets, rugs, upholstery, and curtains. These machines are indispensable to commercial establishments, such as shops, offices, hotels, conference halls, theaters, and other places with large carpeted areas. Carpet cleaning machines have made the carpet shampooing process more productive and more efficient. These machines ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • PID in industrial hygiene

    Industrial (or occupational) hygiene places the emphasis on prevention of ill health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. For anyone working with hazardous compounds, these chemicals represent a significant potential source of risk. Modern PID instruments provide reliable detection of over 200 of the most dangerous chemicals, helping to ensure effective industrial ...


    By Ion Science

  • Tackling the neglected issues of sanitation and hygiene

    Problems with Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries Sanitation and hygiene continue to be overlooked, with severe consequences for the health, education, and economic prospects of a large proportion of the world’s population.  Around 40 per cent of people worldwide (2.6 billion) do not have access to a safe toilet, and nearly 20 per cent (1.1 billion) defecate in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of odorous VOCs and the risk of occupational exposure to airborne compounds at the waste water treatment plants

    Concentrations of non methane-VOCs and risk levels of employees’ exposure to VOCs were determined at two Finnish waste water treatment plants. The concentration of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) reached the Finnish OEL (occupational exposure limit). The concentrations of styrene, 1,2-dichloroethane, and toluene were found to be elevated at plant A. 328.4 μg/m3 of styrene and 709.8 μg/m3 toluene was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Raising effective awareness for domestic water saving: evidence from an environmental educational programme in Greece

    This paper looks into awareness of water saving amongst students and their parents, and how it interacts with their intentions to use water saving technology or to adopt water saving practices. To investigate this interaction, surveys were run through educational programmes aimed at eliciting both the intentions of students and the indirect effects of their parents; surveys were taken before and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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