Could dishwashers make children more susceptible to allergies? Medical News Today

February 23, 2015 4:33 PM

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Could dishwashers make children more susceptible to allergies? Medical News Today

The study results - published in the journal Pediatrics - support the currently popular "hygiene hypothesis."

According to proponents of the hygiene hypothesis, children in developed countries grow up in an over-sanitized world, where detergents and relatively little exposure to animals prevent our immune systems from becoming acquainted with and building up an immunity against common bacteria. Consequently...

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