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Dr Donald Low

Welcome to the Hygiene Council Website

Welcome to the official website of the Hygiene Council. Germs are all around us, and it’s sometimes difficult to know how to protect yourself and your family from the threat of infection.  Explore our website to find out easy ways to keep your home healthy and hygienic.

Dr Donald Low

We are very sorry to share the news that Dr Donald Low passed away on Wednesday 18th September. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time. We thank Dr Low for his unprecedented support and contributions to the Hygiene Council, he will be greatly missed.

Please see below for links to some of the articles paying tribute to Dr Low.

CBC News
Vancouver Sun


Good Germs Bad Germs position statement

The Hygiene Council has reviewed conclude that there is no scientific evidence to support the link between hygiene and increased incidence of atopic disease.Read more...

Access to clean water and soap may also boost growth in young children

New research by the Cochrane Collaboration suggests that access to clean water and soap not only improves hygiene but may also boost growth in young children. Read more...