This article in the Wall St Journal is an interesting example of the misleading discussion between too much and too little exposure to microbes.
A study by Jack Gilbert and his team shows how new techniques are helping us understand how microbes (both harmful and non harmful) move around our homes and how we interact with them. This is important because we increasingly realise that the bacteria that colonize humans and our built environm
A UK YouGov survey of people’s habits shows that only one third say they change sheets once a week, whilst 37% of 18-24 year-olds change sheets just once a month, and only 16% were weekly washers.
Organised by WSSCC, a November 2013 meeting brought together key partners from Plan International, WaterAid, UNICEF, etc. The meeting considered what water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH-related capacity building remains to be achieved in the dynamic environments of Asia and Africa.
A BBC2 Horizon programme “Allergies, modern life and me” to be shown next Wednesday 27th Aug, 9pm explores new understanding about allergic diseases, the link to microbial exposure and the misconception that “too much hygiene” is to blame.