Hygiene

The six reasons we need to push on with water and sanitation for all

Barbara Frost | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

It's hard to believe that already a year has elapsed since the UN agreed a set of new global promises to leave a safer, healthier, cleaner and more pr...

Scientists Test The 'Five Second Rule' And The Results Are Disturbing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but the “five second rule” is not a thing. Researchers at Rutgers university have disproven the widel...

This Is What Happens If You Don't Change Your Bed Sheets

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, changing bed sheets is one of the more laborious weekend chores. But if you’ve been postponing yours for longer than you care to ad...

The Rubik's Cube Of The UN Global Goals

Margaret Batty | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK
Margaret Batty

One year on from the adoption of the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals, they look something akin to a Rubik's Cube. The 17 Goals, and 169 targets within those, applicable to 193 countries, are a colourful and immensely challenging combination puzzle. One cannot be solved without the others; they are inter-dependent.

How Clean Is Your Kitchen? Take This Test To Find Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Is your kitchen a germ-free paradise or a grubby hovel? Answer the questions in the video to find out... SEE ALSO: Is Covering The Toilet Seat With P...

And The Grubbiest Tube Line Is...

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling on the tube can be unpleasant for many reasons: it’s hot, stuffy and wherever you turn you’re face-planting armpits. With all of those ...

Is Covering The Toilet Seat With Paper More Hygienic?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, people have covered toilet seats in paper in a bid to prevent unwanted germs from getting on their bottoms. But is it actually more hygieni...

Revealed: The Most Germ-Ridden Places In Your Office

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What would you say if we told you the handle on your office coffee pot contains up to 34 times more bacteria than a school toilet seat? Because that, ...

How the Private Sector Can Help Us Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Clean Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

Water is a vital resource, and access a basic human right. By working together, we can create bigger impact and empower local communities affected by water scarcity and poor sanitation, in order to reach everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Husband Thinks Women Should Wash Their Hands Before Using The Toilet, Cue Mass Debate

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Do you wash your hands before going to the toilet, after, or not at all? That was the question by posed by Mumsnet user 'mallorcanmummy' recently afte...

We Won't End Malnutrition Without Clean Water and Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

A key message of the Global Nutrition Report is that ending malnutrition is a political choice that is achievable, but only with an increase in effective funding and infrastructure and much more efficient coordination across relevant sectors. This is true for malnutrition, for access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and for eradicating extreme poverty.

A Million Hands: Uniting Young People Worldwide to Get Clean Water for All

Jack Abrey | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Abrey

Taps and toilets, things we so easily take for granted, really do transform lives. I'm so proud that Scouts in the UK have chosen to take action on this important issue. In just one week, we learned so much about how we can join together with our Scout family in Madagascar, and across the world, to help get clean water and toilets for everyone, everywhere.

An Alarming Number Of Brits Never Vacuum Their Carpets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly half a million Brits have never vacuumed their carpets, a new survey has revealed. This is not only gross, but it also means a lot of people a...

Your Washing Machine May Be Making You Ill - Here's How Often To Clean It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in five Brits never clean their washing machine, putting them at risk of bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, a new survey h...

Gym Equipment Has 'More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you go to the gym, you might want to wash your hands after using the machines. A new study has revealed the amount of bacteria on different ...

Walking for Water in India

Cerys Matthews | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cerys Matthews

Today is World Water Day and this morning over 650million people around the world woke up with no clean water. That's one in ten people. Forced to drink, cook and wash with dirty water, people are at risk of getting sick and missing vital days of work and education, trapped in a cycle of poverty. Last month WaterAid invited me to travel to India with my 12-year-old daughter Glenys to see the situation for myself. I visited Sanabenakudi, a remote village in east India, to understand what everyday life is like for people living without access to safe water...

Back to Basics: The Power of WASH Projects

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Working in the field of international development it's all too easy to get bogged down in the complexities of running programmes overseas. Looking at ...

The Pros And Cons Of Shaving Your Pubes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Pubic hair removal is becoming an increasingly popular practice, but is bald and beautiful really the way to go? Why do we have pubic hair? Researche...

Keep Your Yoga Mat Super Fresh This Homemade Spray

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you cleaned your yoga mat? With the amount of sweat, dirt, hair, oil and other gross bacteria lurking on your mat, it's recomme...

A Girl's Right to Education Includes Water and Sanitation

Barbara Frost | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

If we are to celebrate all that women have achieved, surely this basic right, essential for health and dignity, which has held so many women and girls back from their full potential cannot go ignored.

You've (Probably) Been Flossing All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Think you're a bit of a pro in the dental floss department? Think again. Many people drag their floss up and down between their teeth which can le...

From Paris to the Peanut Crop - Why the Climate Deal Must Not Forsake the World's Poorest

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

The future of the UN's new Global Goals and the promises to end extreme poverty, the health and well-being of those who are most vulnerable, and even the fate of peanut crops like Diallo's are all at stake as these world leaders return home to consider the promises made. What is needed next is action to ensure finance for adaptation goes where it's most needed, and that the poorest and most vulnerable are given priority.

Your Bed May Be Home To Thousands Of Squirming Dust Mites (Graphic Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: The video above may be considered graphic A gruesome video from Ohio State University Acarology Lab shows how bedding can become the perf...

Here's What Would Happen If You Stopped Bathing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us showering is part of our daily routine. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped bathing altogether? That means no s...

Malawi Floods: How Clean Water Has Transformed the Lives of Those Who Had Everything Washed Away

Sanjay Singh | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Sanjay Singh

While scars from the floods remain, the communities are becoming stronger than ever before with the help of clean water and improved sanitation facilities, keeping them healthy and uniting them in a common purpose to rebuild their lives. I leave with a firm image in my mind that everyday makes me smile - a water pump. Such a simple thing really can transform lives.