Infection Control

Celebrate Global Handwashing Day By Kicking Antibacterial Soap to the Curb!

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. It’s a day to advocate for and promote the vital role that washing hands with soap plays in protecting health. Handwashing is absolutely essential to an effective green cleaning program, and this day is a wonderful opportunity to educate your school community about handwashing, promote your cleaning program and […]

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Kimberly Clark Professional Helps Schools Promote Better Behavior and Infection Control

Infection control is essential in schools, where children are vulnerable to the spread of illness. Those illnesses can cause children to miss schools, and absenteeism can have lasting effects on performance and productivity. We believe the healthiest, most effective and safest school infection control programs are built on education and behavior change. And on Sept. […]

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Schools Are an Important Part of the Fight Against Superbugs

Antibiotics are a fundamental part of modern medicine — necessary to treat all sorts of conditions from the mundane sore throat to life-threatening illnesses. However, the overuse of these drugs in animal agriculture and human medicine is leading to a crisis where bacteria are becoming less and less treatable with drugs currently on the market. […]

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An Evolving Marketplace: Certifications for new Technologies

The marketplace is evolving. That’s the refrain we hear again and again in green cleaning. It’s tough enough to keep up with the latest technologies, but add to that the task of deciphering whether or not their “green claims” really are worth their merit, and it can become overwhelming. That’s why we’re pleased to learn […]

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Happy Global Handwashing Day!

Use these fun ideas to celebrate Global Handwashing Day—and make your school safer and healthier in the process. Each year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness. With flu season descending upon us, our best defense is, and always will be, proper handwashing. If every person at your school—teachers, staff, students, […]

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Silver Nanotechnology Might Be Hot, but is it Healthy?

Recently, the Chicago Tribune published an article that calls into question the sustainability and health risks associated with silver nanotechnology. What’s so important about this article is that it finally asks the question that I’ve wanted answered for years: What are the chronic effects of exposure to products that use nanosilver to kill bacteria? What […]

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FDA Proposes a New Rule on Triclosan

As always, especially with flu season in full swing, we strongly encourage hand washing. But — and here’s the twist on conventional wisdom — we don’t recommend antibacterial soap. Although HSC has held this view for a while, it seems like the FDA finally agrees. Late last year, the FDA issued a new proposed rule […]

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