Is cleaning industry's power base shifting to clients?
Author: Chris Cracknell
Chris Cracknell, board member of the UK-based international facilities services OCS Group hits the nail on the head with this excellent article about the 5 key challenges facing the cleaning industry. Professionalising the industry through innovation and education, removing the perception of "invisible services" to becoming value-added strategic partners, and helping organisations reduce their carbon footprint may seem all too much like a foreign language, but is an absolute necessity for success in this industry, in today's terms.
Read the article here: InClean Magazine Article - 13 September 2010
Protecting Children from Harmful Chemical Exposure
Author: International POP's Elimination Network
‘Approximately 3 million children under the age of five die every year, due to environmental hazards’ World Health Organisation 2003 All children, both in the developing and developed world are affected by exposure to hazardous chemicals. The unique vulnerability of children to hazardous chemicals is well recognised by the UN and the WHO. Children are not simply ‘little adults’. Their bodies are still developing and their detoxification systems are immature. They react to hazardous chemicals differently from adults. They are also more at risk because they eat and drink more per bodyweight, they live life closer to the ground, crawling, digging in dirt and putting objects in their mouths. Being unaware of the risks, children are less able to protect themselves from exposures.What can you do?
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*POP - Persistent Organic Pollutants