Early exposure to dust, germs can reduce allergy and asthma risk

June 7, 2014 5:30 PM

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Early exposure to dust, germs can reduce allergy and asthma risk

Exposing newborns to dust, animal dander and germs may seem abhorrent, but a new study says it can reduce risk of developing allergies and asthma later in life.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins tracked the health of 467 inner-city newborns from Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis over a three-year period.

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