The benefits of roaches? Babies exposed to dirt and germs may have less allergies

June 6, 2014 4:15 PM

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The benefits of roaches? Babies exposed to dirt and germs may have less allergies

Living with cockroaches may have its benefits after all – for newborns, that is.

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology revealed that babies who are exposed to household dirt, pet dander and even allergens from roaches and rodents may have a lower risk of developing allergies as they grow up, Medical Xpress reported.

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