Home hygiene dos and don’ts

It’s true that some exposure to germs helps to build our immune systems, but it’s also true that lots of more harmful germs can lead to food poisoning, diarrhoea and vomiting. And although there’s plenty of discussion currently around the idea that too much cleaning can lead to more allergies, there is, according to the Hygiene Council, no scientific evidence to support this. In a nutshell, there’s every reason to practise good hygiene around the home. But how hygiene conscious are you? Take a look at our slideshow to find out how well informed you are and learn steps you could take to cut down on the spread of harmful germs.