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More Evidence That Early Exposure To Bacteria Helps The Immune System

Researchers at Boston’s Brigham And Women’s hospital have shown that mice raised in a non-sterile lab environment proved less susceptible to asthma and Irritable Bowel Syndrome than those raised in sterile environments. This doesn’t mean you’re clear to use your kid as a broom in the name of good health (unless your kid is a mouse), but it does suggest your should stop bathing it in antibacterial soap.