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Ultra-clean homes could trigger childhood leukaemia, major review suggests
05-22-2018, 01:18 PM #1
Mars Member
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Quote:Keeping children cocooned in ultra-clean homes away from other youngsters could trigger childhood leukaemia, a landmark study suggests.

A major new analysis by Britain’s leading leukaemia expert has concluded a deadly chain of events is set in motion when susceptible children are not exposed to enough bugs to prime their immune system at an early age.

Without sufficient immunity, if vulnerable youngsters catch even a relatively harmless virus like flu, the immune system malfunctions creating far more infection-fighting white blood cells than needed, causing leukaemia.

Professor Mel Greaves of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said it was a ‘paradox of progress in modern societies’ that advances in cleanliness had caused such a devastating condition.

More telegraph.co.uk

I've read it can increase allergies and asthma but nothing like this. blink.gif
05-22-2018, 01:25 PM #2
Strigoi Diavolul
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Good morning Mars, interesting study, I can believe it, it's important to play in the dirt as a kid.

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05-22-2018, 02:26 PM #3
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I always played outside until my parents bought me my first computer and then I became a gamer, soon I moved on to a gamer who drinks and smokes a lot.
05-22-2018, 03:34 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lol.gif At least it wasn't a lateral move, you're higher now.
Anyway, I read this last year:

Quote:'Rescue a dog, let them eat food off the floor, play in the soil, dirt is Good!' Professor Gilbert tells The Independent.

Parents are over-sterlising the environments of their children because they don't understand why dirt is good for us, a germ expert says.

Professor Jack Gilbert said that exposure to microbes prevalent in the great outdoors will establish a stronger, more robust immune system in young people.

Germs and dirt are serious concerns for anxious parents but Professor Gilbert, co-author of “Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System” says that we need not worry.

“Most parents think all germs are bad, that is not true. Most will just stimulate your immune system and make you stronger,” Prof Gilbert told The Independent.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style...45031.html

A compromised immune system can lead to all manner of bad stuff, apparently including childhood leukemia now.

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05-22-2018, 04:20 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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We've been saying this for years. I remember Octo saying it too so you know it's right.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
05-22-2018, 04:24 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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That's very interesting reading.gif
05-22-2018, 04:35 PM #7
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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Quote:Anyway, I read this last year:


'Rescue a dog, let them eat food off the floor, play in the soil, dirt is Good!' Professor Gilbert tells The Independent.  

I've got three dogs, and I can attest that they bring dirt into the house. I have wood floors, and sweep regularly, but it's still pretty dirty. They have the run of the front yard, as well, and love it, but the yard looks like a wolf pen in a bankrupt zoo. The dogs are happy, though.
05-22-2018, 06:13 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(05-22-2018, 04:20 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  We've been saying this for years. I remember Octo saying it too so you know it's right.

You know it!

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05-22-2018, 09:11 PM #9
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chuckle.gif Even bronies need dirt.
05-22-2018, 09:12 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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I think I posted this or a similar article some years back:

Depressed? Go Play in the Dirt
https://www.livescience.com/7270-depress...-dirt.html
05-22-2018, 09:57 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I ride the bike a lot and as a result I eat dirt and bugs all the time. chuckle.gif

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05-22-2018, 11:44 PM #12
Adde All in Moderation
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(05-22-2018, 04:35 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
Quote:Anyway, I read this last year:


'Rescue a dog, let them eat food off the floor, play in the soil, dirt is Good!' Professor Gilbert tells The Independent.  

I've got three dogs, and I can attest that they bring dirt into the house. I have wood floors, and sweep regularly, but it's still pretty dirty. They have the run of the front yard, as well, and love it, but the yard looks like a wolf pen in a bankrupt zoo. The dogs are happy, though.

And you probably stay pretty healthy too.
05-23-2018, 12:54 AM #13
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(05-22-2018, 11:44 PM)Adde Wrote:  
(05-22-2018, 04:35 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
Quote:Anyway, I read this last year:


'Rescue a dog, let them eat food off the floor, play in the soil, dirt is Good!' Professor Gilbert tells The Independent.  

I've got three dogs, and I can attest that they bring dirt into the house. I have wood floors, and sweep regularly, but it's still pretty dirty. They have the run of the front yard, as well, and love it, but the yard looks like a wolf pen in a bankrupt zoo. The dogs are happy, though.

And you probably stay pretty healthy too.

I've been around dogs and cats all my life, and no one in my family has auto-immune diseases.
05-23-2018, 01:41 AM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(05-22-2018, 09:57 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I ride the bike a lot and as a result I eat dirt and bugs all the time.  chuckle.gif

Have you tried riding while sober?

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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
05-23-2018, 07:40 AM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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