International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information
International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

How important is home hygiene?

This short article highlights infection risks that may arise in the home, particularly when vulnerable groups are in the home such as young children, the elderly and pregnant women whom may be more at risk of infection. Areas requiring appropriate hygiene measures are discussed, such as the kitchen, bathroom and household laundry. In conclusion, the author suggests a valuable aid in educating hygiene professionals and the public would be comprehensive guidelines on microbiological risks in the home and ways in which these risks may be reduced through improvements in home hygiene. The IFH guidelines and recommendations as highlighted as such valuable aids. FEMS Circular 53 (January 2003) p3.