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"Too clean for our own good?": current issues in home hygiene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12415774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The public is confused by apparently conflicting messages about the need for hygiene to prevent food poisoning and other infectious intestinal disease (IID) and the hypothesis that the increase in atopic disease may be linked to lack of exposure to microbes in early childhood. The consensus of hygiene experts is that the public needs to understand what constitutes effective hygiene and how to target key household areas. Handwashing is particularly important, as are cleanliness and disinfection of food preparation surfaces. The issues are discussed and practical tips are given to pass on to families.
Authors:
John Pickup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family health care     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1474-9114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Health Care     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-05     Completed Date:  2002-11-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142028     Medline TA:  J Fam Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cookery*
Disinfection
Drug Resistance
Foodborne Diseases / prevention & control
Handwashing
Housekeeping*
Humans
Hygiene*

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