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The Unintended Consequences of Living in an Antiseptic Environment

Posted by Antonio Chaves on Friday, March 12, 2021, In : environmental news 
This fascinating article elaborates the "hygiene hypothesis" as a significant cause of allergies, how it was made worse by measures taken in response to the pandemic. It also proposes shocking solutions like "probiotic" surface cleaners. Read it all:

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The Hygiene Hypothesis and Autoimmune Disorders

Posted by Antonio Chaves on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : environmental news 
According to the hygiene hypothesis children today have more allergies due to an overly clean environment that results in the immune system overreacting to nonpathogenic substances. This can be prevented in part by living on a farm or at least having a dog in the house. The is also credible evidence that probiotics (supplements or fermented foods with beneficial bacteria) play a role in reducing allergies.

Both my wife and myself have had worms when we were children and neither of us have any...
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This blog was originally created in January 2013 to serve as a means for providing updates on science activities from the environmental science lab manual Ecology, Development, and Sustainability. I have now expanded its purpose to include other items of interest to science teachers. 

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