In a new BMJ article, Professor William Parker, Duke University, North Carolina, argues that hygiene hypothesis is now a highly misleaing misnomer which is diverting attention from finding solutions to this important health issue.
Whilst reducing domestic laundering temperatures can make a significant contribution to reducing domestic energy consumption, It is important to question the possible adverse impact on the hygiene effectiveness of the laundering process. A newly published study by Professor Bockmuhl and collea
New data presented by Charles Gerba at ICAAC conference in the USA using tracer viruses, shows that contamination of a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities.
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.