Extra sterile environment is no longer the best way to prevent illness and infection. It is over-protection that actually results in weakening the immune system, scientists say.
Keeping your home excessively clean may result in making your children prone to developing allergies, some of them even life-threatening such as the peanut allergy.
Wealthy parents are known for their obsession for cleaning and strive for having the most fashionable and sparkling, dust-free homes. No matter whether it is to impress or brag about the sanitized home-environment, making it sterile is not as healthy as it seems.
There has been an increase in nut allergies among kids of wealthy parents, who are obsessed with shine and enjoy living in a germ-free home. Immune system should develop resistance against germs and kids unfamiliar with most of them are more likely to have an allergic reaction. Harmless irritants such as peanuts and food can cause serious health problems.
A recent study conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), shows that reactions to peanuts are connected with peanut sensitisation which develops in young age.
Another study shows that more than 25,000 people in England have been diagnosed with nut allergy .