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The Hygiene Hypothesis, Old Friends and Their Implications for Child Health and Home Hygiene. Symposium Presentations, 6th June 2013, 6th Europaediatrics Conference, Glasgow

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”.

The session included a presentation from Professor Graham Rook, University College London entitled The Darwinian reformulation: the "Old Friends" mechanism which explained how the original Hygiene Hypothesis" concept has evolved in the light of the most recent data. The second presentation was by Professor Sally Bloomfield of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was entitled The hygiene hypothesis – the implications for child health and home hygiene. This presentation looked at the possible causes of the loss of exposure to old friends. It also evaluated possible strategies to reverse the upward trends in allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases, whilst sustaining protection against infectious disease. Download the presentations here.

These presentations summarise and update on the IFH 2012 review entitled "The Hygiene Hypothesis and its implications for home hygiene. lifestyle and public health.  The summary can be found at: http://www.ifh-homehygiene.org/best-practice-review/hygiene-hypothesis-and-its-implications-home-hygiene-lifestyle-and-public

Author: Rook GA, Bloomfield SF

Download File: Bloomfield_Europaediatrics_2013.pdf, Rook_Europaediatrics_2013.pptx_.pdf

Published: 11/06/2013

Publication Type: Review

Publisher: IFH