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Is Leukemia* Caused by Ultra-clean Homes?
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:48:48 AM »
This article seems to indicate that the most common form of childhood leukemia* can be prevented.

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/iocr-lus052118.php

*I've decided to spell leukemia with only one a, even at the risk of a visit from the Spelling Police TM.  ;)
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Re: Is Leukemia* Caused by Ultra-clean Homes?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:35:53 AM »
Very interesting.  I have read the same thing about allergies, which are becoming more and more common in the developed world, but for the most part are non-existent in the developing world.  The theory basically is that if a child grows up in an ultra-clean environment, and is not exposed to any kind of microbe or germs, their immune system kinds of goes crazy, and creates allergic reactions to otherwise harmless items.
 

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Re: Is Leukemia* Caused by Ultra-clean Homes?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 09:40:43 AM »
My child had no allergies.   8) (I am a horrible housekeeper)  ::)
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