Wash their Dishes Have Healthier Kids, Study Shows

February 24, 2015 5:01 AM

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A new study shows that children growing in families that routinely hand-wash their dishes are less likely to develop an allergy than kids whose family members routinely use a dishwashing machine.

The new finding brings additional evidence to the “hygiene hypothesis” which speculates that modern-day kids develop so many allergies because they live in a pathogen-deprived environment. According to the hypothesis, on a nearly zero bacteria exposure, they cannot build up a sturdy immune response ...

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