Dirty homes bug hygiene scientists

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Dirty homes bug hygiene scientists

People 'misled' by theory of protection through exposure to germs

Sarah Boseley, health editor
Tuesday May 18, 2004
The Guardian

Scientists today launch a major demolition of the "hygiene hypothesis" which suggests that our clean, sterile modern homes could be a cause of rising allergies in the UK, and warn that tolerating dirt could lead to a rise in harmful bugs and infectious diseases.

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