I’ve mentioned before that lots of research suggests being a dirty kid is actually good for you.
Some new research was added to the evidence this week:

“This study shows that living in a farming environment reduces the risk of developing asthma…The researchers believe that exposure to endotoxins stimulates the body’s immune system and keeps it busy fighting bacteria thus reducing the risk of the body turning its immune attention to lung inflammation that causes asthma….

“This research suggests that we should discourage childhood exposure to tobacco smoke, encourage breast feeding, and not worry about keeping children’s environment too sterile,” said Majaesic.”

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

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  1. Getting away from high traffic areas and industrial centers could also be a contributing factor.

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