International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

Too clean or not too clean: the hygiene hypothesis and home hygiene – a review of the scientific evidence base

In 2004, IFH commissioned a review of the data in order to consider the hygiene hypothesis and the implications it might have for hygiene, particularly hygiene in the domestic setting. This paper, published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2006; 36: 402-425, is a summary of the main findings from the IFH review together with more recently published data.