This section of the website is intended for use by media professionals, and offers key statistics, scientific studies and background information on infectious disease and the importance of home hygiene.
Professor Oxford talks about cold and flu
Professor Oxford discusses why you can never be too clean
Professor Oxford explains the importance of targeted disinfection
Professor Schoub explains the origin of foodborne illnesses
Dr Jana discusses good hygiene behaviour around the home
Dr Jana discusses good hygiene habits in the kitchen
Professor Dwyer gives advice on hygiene in the kitchen
Professor Tierno discusses the importance of hand hygiene
Professor John Oxford on WebTV,
7th June 2011
Dr Xuhui Zhong on Chinese infomercial, 2011
Dr Lynn McIntyre of the Canadian
Public Health Association, 2011
Good Germs Bad Germs Hygiene Council position statement
Global Hygiene Council Cold & Flu Consensus Statement
Hand, foot and mouth disease statement
The truth about germs fact sheet
Mould in the home fact sheet
Hygiene hypothesis backgrounder
Glossary of terms
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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...
The Hygiene Council have issued a cold and flu consensus statement, which details recommendations as to how to prevent cold and flu. Read more...
A new report by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine concludes that the hygiene hypothesis is not supported by evidence. Read more...
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