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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.

  • Your kitchen sink contains 100,000 times more germs than your toilet
  • One single bacterium can become more than 8 million bacteria in less than a day
  • The flu virus can remain active on surfaces for up to 48 hours

How to tell the difference between Ebola and Flu – the Global Hygiene Council provides reassurance ahead of the influenza season


CDC launches its annual ‘Get Smart About Antibiotics Week’ (17-23 Nov) to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance