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The Global Hygiene Council is a group of the world's top experts in hygiene and hygiene-related fields, including microbiology, virology, infectious disease, immunology, and public health. The Council formed in 2006, and continues to reveal the science behind the hygiene headlines, along with practical advice to help the general public prevent the spread of infection at home and when out and about.

The Council currently has 18 members from all over the world, each bringing their own specific scientific expertise.


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.

Hygiene Council recommendations on cold and flu prevention

The Hygiene Council have issued a cold and flu consensus statement, which details recommendations as to how to prevent cold and flu. Read more...

Hygiene hypothesis not supported by evidence

A new report by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine concludes that the hygiene hypothesis is not supported by evidence. Read more...