SMN Weekly – Dish Washing Good for Saving Kids from Allergies

February 26, 2015 5:35 AM

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People who wash dishes with hands instead of using machines for the purpose have healthier kids who are less likely to being infected with allergies.

“We have only tested an association between dishwashing methods and risk of allergy, but the findings fit well with the hygiene hypothesis. And there are studies showing that hand dishwashing very often is less effective than machine dishwashing in reducing bacterial content,” said lead author Dr. B...

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