Home Hygiene & Health
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The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
tab P The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
Find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources and factsheets etc here. There are materials produced by IFH and materials from other respected sources.
Find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources and factsheets etc here. There are materials produced by IFH and materials from other respected sources.
L The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
tab L The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
The International Scientific Forum (IFH) was established in 1997 to develop and promote hygiene in home and everyday life settings based on sound scientific principles.
Find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources and factsheets etc here. There are materials produced by IFH and materials from other respected sources.
Find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources and factsheets etc here. There are materials produced by IFH and materials from other respected sources.
Find a broad range of up to date information on home and everyday life hygiene including scientific reviews, guidelines, training resources and factsheets etc here. There are materials produced by IFH and materials from other respected sources.
Hygiene Publications, Reviews, Resources and Downloads
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The latest science and thinking on hygiene-related diseases, home hygiene and hygiene issues.

The most recent publications which influence home hygiene policy.

Guidelines, training & educational resources on principles & practice of home hygiene.
Facts and hygiene advice on specific diseases, hygiene practices and issues.

Information sources for the public on hygiene and hygiene issues.

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

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.

Find Out More About IFH

Find out more about what the IFH does.

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IFH sends out regular newsletters and alerts which feature the latest news, research publications and resources on hygiene in the home and everyday life.

Restoring public understanding of hygiene is key to hygiene behaviour change

At the 3rd biannual Hygiene Forum hosted By NVZ,  Professor Sally Bloomfield and Professor Nina Veflen hosted a workshop examining aspects of consumer understanding of hygiene, and how this affects their hygiene behaviour.

IFH White Paper 2018

Following a meeting in London at the Royal Society for Public Health, a group of experts agreed to prepare a white paper summarizing why hygiene in home & everyday life is important and what needs to be done to develop and promote effective hygiene in community settings.

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