International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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Enterovirus and the hygiene hypothesis

The debate over the hygiene hypothesis marches on, with conflicting evidence. Enthusiasts have started to associate reduced exposure to infective organisms in early life not only to conventional atopic disease, but also to diseases with a less well-defined auto-immune origin such as Type 1 diabetes (T1D).