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.
A new review in the Journal of Hospital Infection attempts to answer the question ‘Should we be worried about reduced susceptibility to disinfectants and antiseptics in healthcare settings?’.
IFH has prepared a fact sheet which focusses on Ebola risk in the community and home, and gives advice on managing situations where there is risk.
To coerce us into using slop buckets (or kitchen caddies) to recycle food waste, UK government is considering imposing fines on those who dispose of food waste along with general refuse. Is this another example where building a sustainable environment means real health risks are ignored?
A July 14th article in NY Times discusses the human gut microbiome. What is interesting is the emphasis it puts on antibiotics for microbiome disturbances that can lead to chronic disease, including allergic and other atopic disease.