Immunity in children

K N and P J Harris ecoli at
Wed Apr 9 06:13:23 EST 1997

I know this is heresy but how hygienic where the conditions of the 
childs upbringing ? Very hygieninc ? Ultra hygienic ? Downright paranoid 
hygienic ? Did the poor little soul have a chance to develop any 
immunity anyway ?
Just a thought. Our lovely "clean" society seems to be producing an 
awful lot of of allergies. Maybe a kid should be allowed to get really 
dirty just once in a while.
Peter Harris,
Reading, UK.

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