We are all being told to encourage children to “go out and get dirty”, but we still need to practise good hygiene when it matters – and that includes good hand hygiene, even when we are out on the beach or a picnic. The American Cleaning Institute has drawn up an advice sheet for families a
Over the years, there has been constant debate about whether and to what extent western toilets might be a route of transmission of infection.
According to a study by a Michigan State University research group only five percent of individuals observed in restrooms in a college town exhibit satisfactory hand-washing behavior (wash with clean, running water and soap for at least 20 seconds followed by rinsing and drying).
On 6th June, the 6th Annual Europaediatrics Conference in Glasgow hosted a lunchtime symposium entitled "The hygiene hypothesis, old friends and their implications for child health and home hygiene".