Posted by: stiltsville | May 9, 2012

Is Purell making you sick?

Declining microbial biodiversity may be contributing to the rise of asthma, allergies, and other chronic inflammatory diseases among people living in cities worldwide, a Finnish study suggests. Emerging evidence indicates that commensal microbes inhabiting the skin, airway, and gut protect against inflammatory disorders.

So, in english… all those handi-wipes, anti-microbial soaps and compulsive Purell use may be making us sicker. These things indiscriminately kill microbes, and some microbes appear to help us fight inflammation.

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