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abandon the hygiene hypothesis? hurrah!!!! didn't know I'd live long enough to see this!

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by osisposis, Sep 6, 2016.

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    osisposis Senior Member

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    Perspect Public Health. 2016 Jul;136(4):213-24. doi: 10.1177/1757913916650225.
    Time to abandon the hygiene hypothesis: new perspectives on allergic disease, the human microbiome, infectious disease prevention and the role of targeted hygiene.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4966430/
     
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    Many of the antibacterial agents used in hand washes have now just been banned in the US, Scientific American appears to be covering it. The reasoning is different, but its still interesting. Soap and water still wins.
     
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    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    @alex3619 Alex do you have a link to that info please?
     
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    What is it you are hurrahing about?

    The authors are simply suggesting the terminology of "hygiene hypothesis" be abandoned because it is narrow and misleading.

    They are reinforcing the ideas behind it, namely

     
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    @GreyOwl, google 'Triclosan ban'.
     
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    I had a clash with the old mindset recently. I got a substitute cleaner one day, who wanted disinfectant for the floor. I said I didn't have any, only some personal disinfectant for skin issues. She must have used half the bottle. A week later my cleaner complained the place smelled of disinfectant. There is an obsession with disinfectants. Now there are times and places where it is warranted, especially hospitals and clinics, especially around people who are carrying an active infection, and any food prep areas for restaurants. The rest is dubious aside from a rare exception. Now in the middle of an epidemic I can understand people using antibacterial solutions for their hands when they are out and cannot wash their hands. Its not a bad idea. But the rest of the time?
     
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    renerdrat Every teardrop is a waterfall

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    that's such a long read.. you could have at least summarized it if you were gonna just post a link?
     
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    wow
     

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