USA, April 18: Clean environment may be bad for kids as no early exposure to dirt and germs increases the instances of eczema, asthma, hay fever and childhood diabetes.
Exposure to germs and microorganisms in early childhood is actually good for children because it helps to develop the immune system, research says.
Some hygiene practices like boiling water and pasteurising milk has helped to keep children away from disease.
“We’ve deliberately separated ourselves for reasons of comfort and reasons of fear of disease,” said Dr Gilbert to The New York Times.
Dr Gilbert pointed out immune system,child’s neurodevelopment can become strong with the early exposure to microbes endocrine system.
“It’s best to educate parents about the types of natural exposure that would be most helpful in immune system development given the specifics of their children and their communities,” Dr Gilbert suggested.