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We’re supporting period equality

Because of our day job (being the UK’s leading hygiene services company), period equality is a cause that is a natural fit for phs and something that we are passionate about supporting. That’s why we’ve created phs Period Equality, a programme of activity designed to do four things:

  • Raise awareness of the scale of the issue
  • Invoke action to meet the fundamental needs of girls who can’t afford or access sanitary products
  • Break through the stigma of talking about periods and period poverty
  • Create a practical solution to achieving period equity

As part of this phs Period Equality initiative, we’ve commissioned new research into the experiences and opinions of girls surrounding period equality and have kick started an awareness-raising campaign.

We’ve also been appointed to the UK Government’s official Period Poverty Taskforce with one common goal; eliminating period poverty. In partnership with Bloody Good Period, phs is leading one of just three workstreams tasked at improving access to period products for those who need it. We believe that bringing together our expertise, experience and resource will create a force to be reckoned with.

But we’re not just talking about period equality, we’re taking action too. In consultation with schools, local authorities and FM providers, we have developed a free-vend sanitary machine which we believe is the best solution in providing free sanitary products to girls. Located within washrooms, girls can simply open the vending drawer and take their choice of product whenever they need. It’s not only convenient, it’s also discreet and offers schools a managed and hygienic method of distributing products without the embarrassment of having to ask a teacher or staff member.

What’s more, we’ve pledged to offer the phs free-vend sanitary machines free of charge to the education sector.

We believe every girl should have access to free sanitary products – because they are a necessity, not a luxury. Together, we can make a difference and prevent periods from holding young people back.

Hands, face and space, but what about the air we breathe?

The greatest risk of COVID-19 transmission occurs in indoor environments, particularly in places where ventilation is poor. Imperative in reducing this risk and creating COVID-safe environments is understanding how coronavirus spreads indoors

With businesses now starting to open across the UK and new evidence from the BMJ suggesting that improved indoor ventilation and air quality will help prevent the spread of the virus - Now has never been a better time for organisations to invest in air purification to support their employees, visitors and ensure they can remain open.*

We breathe in 10,000 litres of air every day and, when we are indoors, we are breathing in air which is five times more polluted than outdoor air.

phs air purifiers are designed to improve indoor air quality.

Our AERAMAX® PROFESSIONAL air purifiers remove up to 99.99% of harmful viruses, germs, allergens and particulates from the air, safely and easily. The units have recently been independently tested and were demonstrated to be effective in reducing aerosolized airborne concentration of Human Coronavirus 229E in a test chamber reaching 99.99% airborne reduction within 1 hour of operation*.

Whilst our BIOZONE and MINI POWERZONE units, which destroy viruses including Human Flu and H5N1 Avian Flu (Bird Flu) as well as surface bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Streptococcus,

Were also independently tested for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 by a third-party lab. The results found, the UV light technology which treats airborne contaminants passing through the units - possibly containing COVID material -have shown a>99.999% inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, in less than 1 second of exposure.

The benefits of clean air extend to everyone in a work and leisure environment whether within the workplace, school, reception area, washroom or kitchen. It is imperative that we have improved indoor ventilation to help organisations get back to business, safely.

* Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission, BMJ 

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