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Scientific Reviews

In formulating the IFH targeted approach to home hygiene, IFH made a detailed review of the scientific data related to the spread of infection in the home and everyday life, and the effectiveness of hygiene procedures. These materials are listed under Evidence Base for IFH Home Hygiene Policy.

The other menu items contain scientific reviews on specific issues (household water, MRSA, hygiene hypothesis, etc.) prepared by IFH and by other bodies.

IFH Hygiene Reviews

Consensus reviews written by IFH which range from general reviews on hygiene and hygiene procedures, to reviews of specific issues such as water hygiene or MRSA etc.


Evidence Base for IFH Targeted Approach to Hygiene

The keynote IFH consensus reviews which contain the evidence base and rationale for the development and promotion of the IFH targeted approach to hygiene in home and everyday life


Other Hygiene Reviews

Reviews on hygiene in home and everyday life published by other authors.


For Developing Countries

Reviews which focus on home and community hygiene in developing countries.


Hygiene Hypothesis

Reviews which focus on the, so-called, hygiene hypothesis and its implications for public health.


Microbial Resistance

Reviews and consensus statements on relationship between the use of antimicrobial/antibacterial products in the home and concerns about development of reduced susceptibility to antimicrobials/antibiotics.

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