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Cleanliness Redux

And just hours after yesterday's rant about The Clean..
I was startled to see this article in the Scandinavian Journal of Immunology that further defines one of the pitfalls of our cleanliness fetish. The hygiene hypothesis has been around for some time but invoking it seems to little touch the very visceral fear that some share regarding bugs. Ah well, for our Jenn, her son Alex has had snakes and cats and dogs to develop a tolerance to.