Although there is increasing evidence that exposure to harmless microbes during infancy may be protective against development of allergy, it is proving difficult to pinpoint which microbes, at what time, and by which route this exposure should occur. Researchers at the University of Gothenb
IFH has prepared a new report “The Hygiene Hypothesis and its implications for home hygiene, lifestyle and public health”. The report examines the scientific and epidemiological evidence relating to the hypothesis, and our relationship with the microbial world we live in.
Health officials in Germany have confirmed that they have detected the first case of human-to-human spread of the E. coli bacterium.
IFH has produced a scientific review of the infection risks associated with clothing and household linens such as towels, bed linen and so on. This includes data on how, and to what extent, these items become contaminated with pathogenic organisms and how they survive and are spread.