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Early Exposure to Dirt, Dander Could Prevent Allergies, Asthma

There's some new research that might not sit well with fastidious new mothers and clean-freak new fathers. Exposure to pet dander, roach droppings and other household bacteria in the first year of life appears to reduce the chances a person will suffer from allergies or asthma, according to a new study.   Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found that exposure to allergens in the first year of life was important in order for exposure to be beneficial. Previous...

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