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  • India’s government is now shaming people into using toilets

    09/09/2016 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    India's government has been on a public toilet building spree. Now, it's trying to shame people into using them. An aggressive new campaign ridicules those who are no longer poor but continue to defecate in the open — a practice that remains common in rural India despite its growing wealth and trappings of modern life. Television commercials and billboards now carry a message that strike at the heart of the Indian contradiction of being the world’s fastest-growing major economy and also where relieving oneself in the open is the norm in most villages.
  • Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools

    09/06/2016 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 6, 2016 | Abigail Jones
    Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products into all nonresidential bathrooms with the help of 20 other students as classes begin this week, and, as of this fall, New York City public school students will provide free tampons and pads in all school buildings with sixth through 12th graders. [Snip] "There's been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action. We wanted to take it into our own hands," says Nguyen, a senior studying education policy. "Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding...
  • Creeping Sharia in Health Care

    07/28/2016 9:13:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Carol Brown
    Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia. Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group. Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel. Islamic supremacy...
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt Sales and Use Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

    07/23/2016 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 34 replies
    New York State ^ | 7/21/16 | New York State
    TOP Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt... SHARE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that eliminates sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-A/S.7838) exempts these products from local and State sales tax. “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is a matter of social and economic justice,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Serino on their strong advocacy and for hard work in passing this important legislation.” Feminine hygiene products have been taxable since the state sales tax was first...
  • Dyson Airblades 'spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels'

    04/14/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Dyson Airblade hand-driers spread 60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. University of Westminster researchers carrying out the research dipped their hands into water containing a harmless virus. They then dried their hands with either a Dyson Airblade, a standard hot-air dryer, or a paper towel.
  • No Squatting Or Using Toilet Floor, Top University Tells ‘International’ Students

    03/21/2016 4:00:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 3/21/16 | Liam Deacon
    A leading British university has put signs in their toilets, “designed for international students”, pleading with them not to stand or squat on the loos or leave their business on the floor.The signs appear on the University of Sheffield’s campus; a ‘redbrick’ Russell group institution, which is rated as one of the top ten universities in the country and top 100 in the world.However, some of the brainy students appear to be lacking in respect for, or cultural awareness of, western sanitary norms.One on the new signs read: “Do not put toilet paper on the floor,” followed by: “Put toilet...
  • UK MUSLIM EATERY SICKENS 142 BY INTRODUCING NEW STRAIN OF ECOLI

    09/25/2015 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/25/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hygiene isn't Halal Immigration is all about diversity and cultural enrichment. And this Muslim eatery enriched the UK with a new strain of Ecoli that sent customers to the hospital because handwashing was Haram. A teenage girl almost died and more than 140 others were taken severely ill after contracting a E.coli in a filthy takeaway where staff did not wash their hands after going to the toilet. 142 customers who ate at the Khyber Pass in Hyson Green, Nottingham, suffered with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after the outbreak last June, and a 13-year-old girl was left so ill that...
  • York(SC) man accused of baseball bat attack over call to his mother

    12/15/2014 5:15:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | December 14, 2014 | BRISTOW MARCHANT
    YORK — A York man was reportedly beaten with an aluminum baseball bat by his girlfriend's son after he told the woman he hadn't washed his hands after going to the bathroom. The 48-year-old man told police he came home to Pinckney Street around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and found his girlfriend's 32-year-old son, who also lives at the address, urinating on the side of the house. The older man said nothing until the younger man entered the house and put his unwashed hands into a bowl of turkey salad. At that point, the victim said he became angry...
  • Muslim nurses refuse to wash hands before operation...

    10/23/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 44 replies
    www.youngcons.com ^ | ukn | Michael Cantrell
    Muslim nurses in the UK have now been granted the option of participating in medical operations without washing their hands. If this gives you the willies and makes you feel a bit icky inside, it should. Washing hands is a basic tenet of good hygiene and helps prevent the spread of diseases and infections, especially to those most susceptible to them, such as individuals receiving an operation. Check out the reason given by these nurses to justify this insanity.
  • Bizarre: A Prophet Who Hasn't Had a Bath for 13 Years!

    07/27/2014 5:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | July 26, 2014 | EBUN SESSOU
    How would you react if you heard there was a sane man who hasn’t taken a bath for more than 13 years and is not smelling? Impossible, you might exclaim. may be odd, but it is true. It is the oddity of this story and curiosity that compelled Saturday Vanguard to take a two day trip to Ibadan, Oyo state, in search of this man: one prophet Wale Olagunju, the presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries in Ibadan, Oyo State, who has neither taken a bath nor had sex with his wife since 2001! Testimonies regarding his...
  • Levi's CEO: No Need to Wash Your Jeans

    05/26/2014 3:28:25 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 66 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | John Johnson
    How often do you chuck your jeans in the laundry? If it's more than once a year, the CEO of Levi's thinks you're doing it wrong. At a green-themed conference sponsored by Fortune, Chip Bergh said he practices what he preaches. "These jeans have yet to see a washing machine," he said of the pair he had on, which he has owned for a year. "I have yet to get a skin disease." (Bergh didn't say how often he wears them.)
  • My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

    05/24/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/22/14 | Julia Scott
    Summary: The writer is one of several subjects who go 28 days using a probiotic spray instead of using soap, shampoo and deodorant. It is a slow-growing, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria that competes with other bacteria on the skin. The result is healthier skin, free of breakouts. It is longer-lasting than, but not as acutely effective as, a recent traditional cleaning with soap. The friendly bacteria is useful for wound-healing and skin ailments, such as eczema. It causes a hundred-fold reduction in Propionibacterium acnes, which are often blamed for acne breakouts. The writer had improved skin health, some unpleasant body odor and...
  • First Lady: Wearing Shorts on Air Force One Created a ‘Stink’

    11/19/2013 5:48:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 160 replies
    AP via CBS Washington, D.C. ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.” Treated worldwide as a style icon, the first lady addressed the issue during a taped appearance broadcast Tuesday on BET’s “106 and Park.” SNIP
  • Physicists probe urination 'splashback' problem

    11/06/2013 6:05:41 AM PST · by haffast · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 November 2013 Last updated at 08:17 ET | James Morgan
    US physicists have studied the fluid dynamics of urine "splashback" - and found hygiene tips for men and women. Using high-speed cameras, the team filmed jets of liquid striking toilet walls and studied the resulting spray. Splashback was low when the jets were used close up with a narrow "angle of attack", said the Brigham Young University team. They will present their their research at an American Physical Society meeting in Pittsburgh. "In response to harsh and repeated criticisms from our mothers and several failed relationships with women, we present the splash dynamics of a simulated human male urine stream,"...
  • Revealed: NHS hospital kitchens overrun by mice and cockroaches—how 3 in 4 break food hygiene rules

    10/13/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 09:17 EST, 13 October 2013 | Rob Cooper
    Hundreds of hospital kitchens across the country are dirty, have cockroach and mice infestations or are stocking out-of-date food, a MailOnline investigation has revealed. Inspectors found that three-quarters of kitchens are flouting basic food hygiene rules while nearly a third were not properly cleaned. Six NHS hospitals had mice, two had rats, five had cockroaches and another hospital had an unspecified problem with “pests”. … An analysis of 769 environmental health inspection reports revealed that 581 hospitals across Britain are breaking the rules. …
  • Why aren't bidets more popular in America? (Would you just paper if "it" was on your hands?)

    05/22/2013 9:49:51 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 77 replies
    The U.S. has long prided itself on being a cleanliness-first nation. All throughout my childhood, I heard about "dirty" Europeans and "smelly" French folk. My school friends, and sometimes even their parents, would joke about how women in other countries didn't shave legs or armpits and how glad they were that kind of behavior didn't fly in America — unless one was a "dirty" hippie, that is. We have been through the toxic wringer and back in attempting to keep our homes not only sparkling clean, but germ-free (which very well might be contributing to supergerms and auto-immune diseases per...
  • Majority of pools are contaminated by poop, CDC says

    05/17/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/13 | Karen Rowan
    There's poop in public pools, according to a new report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found genetic material from E. coli bacteria in 58 percent of public pools they tested during the summer of 2012. This shows that "swimmers frequently introduced fecal material into pools," which could spread germs to other people, the researchers wrote in their report. E. coli bacteria are normally found in the human gut and feces. They also found genetic material from bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, whichcan cause skin rashes and ear infections, in 59 percent of pools. The fecal material...
  • Pepe Le Pew! France: One in 29 Don't Shower Even Once a WEEK - 13% Don't Wash After Using Toilet

    10/17/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 17 October 2012 | David Harding
    One in 29 French people don't take a shower even once a WEEK - while 13% do not wash their hands after using the toilet One in 29 people in France only take a shower once a week, according to a new survey. The study into French washing habits also found that one in five do not shower every day. On the other end of the scale, 11.5 per cent of French men and women shower several times daily. Hand washing, too, is ‘not always a priority for the French,’ said pollster BVA, which was commissioned to carry out the...
  • Survival Hygiene

    10/07/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 108 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 10/5/12 | Selco
    There are some topics that people maybe sometimes do not want to read or hear about, or other folks just thinking that is not too important when SHTF. Hygiene is something that we all agree is important, but how dirty is gonna be is other thing. If you look for example to definition of Cholera you can see this: „Cholera is an acute enteric infection caused by the ingestion of bacterium Vibrio cholerae present in faecally contaminated water or food. Primarily linked to insufficient access to safe water and proper sanitation, its impact can be even more dramatic in areas...
  • Hospital Receptionist Claims She Was Fired for Smelling Like Cigarette Smoke

    07/27/2012 4:10:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 07/26/2012 | Mark Saxenmeyer
    A Fridley woman named Stephanie Cannon believes she's the victim of discrimination -- fired because she smelled like cigarette smoke. Cannon, a smoker for 18 years, says she smokes almost a pack a day of Camel Menthols. But when she landed a job in June as a medical receptionist at Park Nicollet Health Services, in the Frauenshuh Cancer Center, she says she followed the hospital's clearly-stated "no smoking" policy. (There is no smoking allowed at any time on the premises.) "There were never any performance issues at all," Cannon insists.