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Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Sally Bloomfield is currently Chairman of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH, www.ifh-homehygiene.org). She is also an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Her work is devoted to raising awareness of the importance of hygiene in preventing the transmission of infectious disease in home and everyday life settings, and developing and promoting hygiene practice based on sound scientific principles. She is also working to develop understanding of “hygiene issues” such as the “hygiene hypothesis” and “antimicrobial resistance”.

Sally was previously a Senior Lecturer at Kings College London from 1972 to 1997. She now works as a consultant in infectious disease prevention. She has published over 100 papers on the subject of infection prevention, hygiene and the action of antimicrobial agents.

Hygiene is everybody
Hygiene is Everyone's Responsibility

1/12/2017

By Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Infectious diseases continue to exert a heavy toll on our health and prosperity. Yet many of these diseases could be prevented through good hygiene in our homes and everyday life.

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It's Time to Abandon the Hygiene Hypothesis

8/18/2016

By Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health reviews the latest evidence showing that the hygiene hypothesis is a misleading and dangerous misnomer. Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene at a time when antibiotic resistance threatens our ability to treat infections, it also hinders the search for ways to reverse the recent dramatic rise in allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. These arguments are set out in a new review summarising the consensus findings of experts who presented at a conference organized by the Royal Society for Public Health and the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene in February 2016.

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