Posts Tagged "Cleanliness"

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots’ immune systems, research finds. Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but a home that’s too clean can leave a newborn child vulnerable to allergies and asthma later in life, a new study reports. Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household bacteria and allergens from rodents, roaches and cats during their first year of life, the study found. The results stunned researchers, who had been following up on earlier studies that found an increased risk of asthma among...

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