Washing Dishes Also Protects Your Immune System

February 25, 2015 5:55 PM

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Washing Dishes Also Protects Your Immune System

iStock/Thinkstock(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) -- Sure, automatic dishwashers are a fast and convenient way to get your plates, cups and utensils clean but are you inadvertently boosting your kids’ chances of developing allergic conditions?

Researchers at Queen Silvia Children's Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, believe that families are better off washing dishes the old fashioned-way, that is, in the sink, because it fits into what’s termed the “hygiene hypothesis.”

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