The Hygiene Hypothesis
A mounting body of research suggests that people who are exposed to germs have greater protection from many allergies and asthma.
"Most of the germs lurking about our environment and that live on our bodies are not only harmless; they’ve been with us for millennia".
"As human behavior has changed over the past half century, many microbes, such as some that live in the gut, are disappearing".
"These perform important physiological functions but because of modern life they are changing and some are disappearing".
says Martin Blaser, MD, professor of internal medicine at New York University.
Anti-Bacterial Soaps Are Under FDA Scrutiny
Anti-Bacterial Soaps Do Much More Harm Than Good
Since 2000, the American Medical Association (AMA) has been pressing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to more closely monitor, and hopefully regulate the use of antimicrobials in homes.