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Thursday, December 17, 2015

UKCPI to support hygiene conference organised by RSPH and IFH

UKCPI is supporting a one day conference from RSPH and The International Scientific Forum of Home Hygiene on 11 February 2016 in London.

The event, entitled "Are we too 'clean'? Reframing the hygiene hypothesis", will explore new evidence about the nature of the link between microbial exposure and allergies, and will focus on what industry, healthcare and health agencies can do to change perceptions and develop effective strategies.

There is a special rate for UKCPI members, click here to find out more.

It is now accepted that changed interaction with our microbial world has increased our risk of developing allergies, but most experts agree that the hygiene hypothesis is a misnomer.

Use of the term “hygiene” hypothesis continues to undermine attitudes to hygiene, and hinder progress in understanding how to tackle these serious but interlinked public health issues, at a critical time when antibiotic resistance threatens our ability to treat infectious disease.

Click here for more details on the conference.

Who should attend?

This conference will provide a valuable update for those working in the household care industry, public health and healthcare interested in the areas of allergies, infection control and behaviour change.

The conference is sponsored by GoJo Industries, Inc, USA and the United Kingdom Chemical Products Industry Association (UKCPI).