International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

Hygiene Publications, Downloads, Reviews & Resources

This is the website of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH). IFH was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life based on sound scientific principles.

The website is a resource where users can find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources, fact sheets etc. It includes not only materials produced by IFH but also materials from other respected sources.

The website is divided into a number of areas as detailed below, where you can browse and search for the information you need. Alternatively you can use the google search function to find information on a specific topic within the site

Scientific Reviews

The latest science and thinking on hygiene-related diseases, home hygiene and hygiene issues.

Scientific Publications

The most recent publications which influence home hygiene policy.


Guidelines, training & educational resources on principles & practice of home hygiene.

Factsheets & Advice

Facts and hygiene advice on specific diseases, hygiene practices and issues.

Consumer Information

Information sources for the public on hygiene and hygiene issues.

Home Healthcare

Home Healthcare

Information and resources on caring for infected and vulnerable people at home.

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What is Home Hygiene?

Protecting the family from infections via food & water hygiene, handwashing, laundry etc.

Care of family members who are infected, or at greater risk of infection.

Read more about the IFH risk-based approach to hygiene.