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Elements S1 • E47

You’re Too Clean, and It’s Messing With Your Immune System

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Published on Apr 27, 2018

New research shows living in environment that’s too clean can compromise your immune system’s ability to fight disease. Here's what you should know.

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Can You Be Too Clean?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151...
“Some scientists also tell us that being too clean is also wrong, because it might help cause asthma and allergies. So is there a balance between keeping obsessively clean and learning to live with the bacteria all around us?”

Getting the dirt on immunity: Scientists show evidence for hygiene hypothesis
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...
“Medical professionals have suggested that the hygiene hypothesis explains the global increase of allergic and autoimmune diseases in urban settings. However, neither biologic support nor a mechanistic basis for the hypothesis has been directly demonstrated. Until now.”

The ‘hygiene hypothesis’ for autoimmune and allergic diseases: an update
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
“According to the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, the decreasing incidence of infections in western countries and more recently in developing countries is at the origin of the increasing incidence of both autoimmune and allergic diseases. The hygiene hypothesis is based upon epidemiological data, particularly migration studies, showing that subjects migrating from a low-incidence to a high-incidence country acquire the immune disorders with a high incidence at the first generation.”

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