According to a study by a Michigan State University research group only five percent of individuals observed in restrooms in a college town exhibit satisfactory hand-washing behavior (wash with clean, running water and soap for at least 20 seconds followed by rinsing and drying).
On 6th June, the 6th Annual Europaediatrics Conference in Glasgow hosted a lunchtime symposium entitled "The hygiene hypothesis, old friends and their implications for child health and home hygiene".
A new review paper by IFH Scientific Advisory Board members Sally Bloomfield and Elizabeth Scott examines the place for antimicrobial products (often referred to as antibacterial products) in the home setting.
Although there is increasing evidence that exposure to harmless microbes during infancy may be protective against development of allergy, it is proving difficult to pinpoint which microbes, at what time, and by which route this exposure should occur. Researchers at the University of Gothenb