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    Dishwasher Linked to Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk
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    atti_editor posted:
    " Hand washing dishes instead of using a machine to wash dishes may reduce children's risk of developing allergic conditions, such as asthma or eczema, according to a new study.

    These findings are the latest to lend support to the "hygiene hypothesis." This theory suggests that early exposure to many different microbes may keep the immune system working properly. If the immune system is working well, the theory is that it won't mistakenly go after harmless substances as happens in allergies.


    Children also tended to be less likely to have an allergic disease of any kind overall if they ate fermented foods or vegetables -- such as sauerkraut or fermented cucumber -- at least once a month, or food from a local farm, the researchers found."


    Read more about the study's results in the link above.


    Do you hand wash or use a dishwasher?
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    markdaw responded:
    This is interesting. Thanks for posting.


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