Talk:Hygiene

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The word "germ"[edit]

I would remove all instances of the word "germ" as used to refer to microorganisms from this article. It's inaccurate layperson terminology and rarely seen outside of advertising.

I agree and have made the change. I have also changed it at handwashing.EMsmile (talk) 04:29, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Removed or moved some content that was excessively detailed[edit]

I have removed or moved some content today that was copied last year in December to here from a sub-article. It was about Hygiene in Christianity. I felt that the content was excessively detailed and made this article overly Euro-centric. Also I don't think it's elegant to have the same paragraphs in two articles (if needed, then an excerpt would have been better). Other content that had been copied across last year (copied, not moved) was from the history section of soap. Again, I didn't think we needed all that detail here. After all, this is an overview article which should be using summary style and then connect with relevant sub-articles. The section on laundry hygiene also had too much detail about laundry detergent and parts of it where WP:HOWTO. Do check if you agree with my changes and let me know if there are any issues. EMsmile (talk) 07:31, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

Usage of excerpts[edit]

I like the usage of excerpts. I have just replaced the handwashing section with an excerpt for hand washing. Are there other sub-topics that should also be dealt with by using excerpts? EMsmile (talk) 02:40, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Recently added content to the history section about bathing in China[edit]

Hi Loned, thanks for adding that new content to the history section about bathing in China. Looks interesting. I am just curious what prompted you to add this, and if this is unique content or if similar content is in another Wikipedia article? And do you have further ideas for improvement for this Wikipedia article? EMsmile (talk) 04:17, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi, EMsmile. History youtuber Metatron's video regarding history of hygiene (classical and medieval period) triggered my interest to do some research, so I added this section. Further improvement of this section would include Misogi and Japanese hygiene practice during the medieval period. -Loned (talk) 22:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
That's great! And thanks for the tip, I just subscribed to Metatron as well now. EMsmile (talk) 14:01, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

Input of expert comments[edit]

Am working with Professor Sally Bloomfield who is quoted 11 times in this article. She is providing constructive comments and advice re edits. This work is part of the SDG Wikipedia project. ASRASR (talk) 23:05, 28 November 2021 (UTC)