When it comes to allergies, your dishwasher might be the enemy

February 24, 2015 10:01 AM

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Childhood allergies are on the rise, and research suggests the modern lifestyle has a lot to do with it. If you want to decrease the chances of children developing allergies, experts are now saying to take a step back from convenience–and kick that automatic dishwasher to the curb.

Washing dishes by hand may help decrease the likelihood of childhood allergies by as much as 40 percent, indicates research from Dr. Bill Hesselmar, an allergist at the University of Gothenburg Department of Pediatrics. It all has to do with exposing children to a safe level of pathogens during ever...

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