Pet Ownership Protects Us Against Allergies

Pet Ownership Protects Us Against Allergies

Allergy and Immunology (Audio)

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Dr. Homer Boushey discusses the links between pet ownership and protection against allergies. The hygiene hypothesis, the notion that modern cleanliness causes a lack of stimulation of the immune system in early development, suggests that modern cleanliness makes children more vulnerable to allergies. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32371]
Dr. Homer Boushey discusses the links between pet ownership and protection against allergies. The hygiene hypothesis, the notion that modern cleanliness causes a lack of stimulation of the immune system in early development, suggests that modern cleanliness makes children more vulnerable to allergies. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32371]