We encounter thousands of different germs every day, but do you know the difference between cleanliness and good hygiene? The distinction is subtle, but important. Arlene Harris finds out where the worst germs lurk and offers 10 tips to keep them at bay

My grandmother used to say that cleanliness is next to godliness, and without a doubt her generation understood the merits of having a clean house. Back then the majority of women spending their day ensuring that everything was shipshape – but it all may have been in vain.

Recent research from the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK has revealed that many people today are confused about what cleanliness means and how it differs from good hygiene.

 

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