Why your clean house is BAD for your kids: Parents are desperate to protect their children from bacteria. But scientists warn dirt is essential to build up immunity

We might think that the key to keeping our kids healthy is to sterilize our homes.

But according to two leading scientists, that is completely wrong.

In fact, today’s children are too clean for their own good, argue Drs John Gilbert and Rob Knight – two scientists investigating the microbiome – in a landmark book titled Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System.

Slamming our addiction to cleanliness, the authors – both parents – explain how evidence is growing to show that not only can dirt and germs can protect against disease – but that our indoor-based, uber-clean lifestyles are weakening our immune systems.

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