Against Disease

The Impact of Hygiene and Cleanliness on Health


The American Cleaning Institute (formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) has compiled this historical and technical record on the role of sanitation, medical advances, cleanliness and hygiene on public health and infection control.

This concise, 117-page book is a valuable resource for professionals and student in the medical, sanitation, education and public health fields. Learn what is described as the "health revolution", the dawning of an era to end the struggle with devastating epidemics and when early death is no longer an accepted fate.

Primary Contributors

Allison E. Aiello

Allison E. Aiello, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 
Elaine L. Larson

Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research
Associate Dean of Research, School of Nursing
Professor of Epidemiology Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

 
Richard Sedlak

Richard Sedlak, MSE
American Cleaning Institute
Senior Vice President, Technical & International Affairs
Washington, DC, USA