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Do Chemical Cleaners Cause Asthma

There is compelling evidence that chemical cleaning products aggravate the symptoms of asthma.  One study found that symptoms increase 20 per cent when sufferers are exposed to harsh cleaners more than once a week.  Asthma affects some 5 million people in the UK and cases have doubled in the last 30 years.  Some researchers believe….

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Get Involved in Capital Clean Up for a Cleaner London

The Mayor is inviting businesses, communities, charities and other groups to apply for a clean-up grant.  Volunteer cleaners in London can get funding between £500 and £1,500 for their cleaning project and free kits to help get them started.  If you know of a place that’s in need of maintenance – whether it’s litter picking,….

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Bathroom Research Reveals Shocking Cleaning Stats

Cleaner brand Harpic has published some alarming facts and stats about bathroom bacteria.  Did you know that when you flush, an explosion of bacteria ridden water vapour is forced in the air?  The phenomenon is known as aerosolisation and it’s why you should always flush with the lid down.  Here’s what else we learned: 40,000….

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Litter Fines for a Cleaner London

Hounslow Council and Highways are clamping down on litter bugs.  In November last year, they announced the police would be on patrol issuing on-spot fines of up to £80 to anyone caught dropping litter.  Since then they’ve handed out 17, with 7 offenders having to pay the maximum fine amount. Campaigning for a cleaner London,….

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Cleaners on the 2014 Honours List

We were delighted to see two of Downing Street’s cleaners on the honours list this year.   Madeleine Josephine Hennell and Henrietta Shorter both received British Empire Medals (BEMs).  During their time at number 10, they’ve cleaned the offices of 5 different Prime Ministers including Margaret Thatcher. Three quarters of people on the 2014 list have….

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London Cleaners to Strike at the BAFTAs

News broke earlier in the month that London cleaners working at the Royal Opera House earn just £7 per hour and are banned from taking tea-breaks.  Backed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, they’ve announced strike action.  This will take place from 10pm on Sunday 16th February, until 6am on Monday 17th February….

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Robot cleaners: fact or fiction?

How would you like hundreds of mini flying robots to clean your home, while you sat back and watch the television?  That’s exactly what Electrolux Design Lab’s award winning Mab can do for you.  Mab, designed by industrial design student Adrian Perez Zapata, consists of a core unit and 908 tiny robots with microscopic wings….

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Cleaning is Not-Exercise

Do you treat household chores as an opportunity for a workout?  If so, your efforts may be in vain.  A new study suggests that cleaning is not intense enough to count as exercise. The research was carried out by BMC Public Health, who collected data from 4563 adults in in Northern Ireland.  In an interview,….

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London Cleaners Fight for Rights

Last month, University of London cleaners took to the streets to fight for their employment rights.  Cleaning staff went on a 48 hour strike, led by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain.  Around 100 people attended the demonstration outside Senate House in Central London on the 27 Nov.  A day later, the cleaning contractor….

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Mayor Awards London Clean-up Project

The Team London Awards Ceremony was held in December.  Mayor Boris Johnson awarded the Greening and Cleaning prize in the under 25’s category to Olivia Woodward for the DOST Garden Youth Project in Newham. The project transformed a derelict piece of land at the Child and Family Consultation Service Centre on Barking Road, which provides….

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