Hygiene Hypothesis

Posted on February 21, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

A too-clean environment – particularly on that  has been rubbed down with anti-bacterial sprays and wipes – can actually hamper a child’s immune system.  Known as the “hygiene hypothesis”, the argument goes that exposure to germs in actually essential to building one’s immune system – the first line of defense against allergies and asthma.

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology recently reported a study in which children who went to daycare were 35 percent less likely to develop allergies and asthma later in life than those  who stayed home – where presumably, they were exposed to less germs and infection.

Does this information justify going on a complete cleaning strike?  Unfortunately, no.   But it does suggest a different approach to cleaning.  Ditch those anti-bacterial sprays, soaps and wipes in favor of hard working, but natural cleaners.   Sponge & Sparkle Cleaning Service uses biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products with no petroleum solvents that have not been tested on animals.  Call  us!

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