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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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Robust Evidence that "Farm Dust" Protects Children from Allergies

Posted by Antonio Chaves on Friday, September 4, 2015, In : environmental news 
Since my son suffers from many allergies I am always on the look-out for good articles on how this condition can be minimized. I am particularly intrigued by the "hygiene hypothesis" which presumes that rate at which people suffer from allergies has increased because children growing up in cities and suburbs are not regularly exposed to pathogens and parasites as their rural counterparts. This contrast is more evident in more affluent countries, perhaps because city dwellers in less affluent ...
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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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