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Why Germs can be Good for Our Kids

Keeping things clean in our home and general environment is a good idea, however, our society has become obsessed with anti-bacterial products and this is going in the wrong direction. Germs and bacteria are actually good for kids to be around. Part of their immune system development is based on exposure to bacteria and germs.

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The high use of antibacterial soaps and cleaners remove the good microbes that naturally occur and help children (as well as adults) to fight off colds, flus and a variety of other disorders. Children that aren’t exposed to the microbes typically suffer a higher instance of ear infections, food allergies, urinary tract infections and bouts of diarrhea. The extensive use of antibiotics can also have a major negative effect on your child’s health.

Sources:
http:/­/­www.cnn.com/­2011/­HEALTH/­family/­07/­04/­love.germs.parenting/­index.html
http:/­/­www.webmd.com/­parenting/­d2n-stopping-germs-12/­kids-and-dirt-germs

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.