Allergens and Germs Make Healthier Babies: A Dirty House Can Save $50,000

Study: house allergens and germs boost immunity in babies

If you want to help your child have a healthy immune system, you may want to leave your house a little dirtier than you have been. A new study from the June 6 edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found babies exposed to allergens and germs during their first year of life end up having a healthier immune system than those who don’t, and are less likely to have breathing issues as they grow older.

Infants who were exposed to allergens, germs and bacteria from such things as cats, roaches and rodents during their first year of life were able to develop a strong immunity to allergies, and they ended up suffering less from asthma and other types of wheezing as th

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