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Allergy in children in hand versus machine dishwashing.

Journal article
Authors Bill Hesselmar
Anna Hicke-Roberts
Göran Wennergren
Published in Pediatrics
Volume 135
Issue 3
Pages e590-7
ISSN 1098-4275
Publication year 2015
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Pages e590-7
Language en
Subject categories Pediatrics, Respiratory Medicine and Allergy


The hygiene hypothesis stipulates that microbial exposure during early life induces immunologic tolerance via immune stimulation, and hence reduces the risk of allergy development. Several common lifestyle factors and household practices, such as dishwashing methods, may increase microbial exposure. The aim of this study was to investigate if such lifestyle factors are associated with allergy prevalence.

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