The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) in partnership with IFH are hosting a 1 day conference on Thurs 11th Feb 2016. Most experts now agree that the hygiene hypothesis is a misnomer.
Researchers from the University of Colorado analysed the dust from 1,200 households across the USA. The average household had more than 2,000 different types of fungi.
The problem is that we think hygiene and cleanliness are the same thing – and they are not. We are also completely confused between the role of the immune system in fighting infections, and its overreactions to allergens.
Interesting blog posted by Jon Otter in “ Reflections on Infection prevention and Control”