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08/23/2012
...comparison to the children with the lowest triclosan levels. The researchers say that their findings are consistent with the hygiene hypothesis. It’s important to note that these findings don’t mean that the use of antimicrobial products causes the development of allergies, just that there is an association between the two. More research is needed to know exactly what relationship exists. Antibacterial products certainly play an important role in preventing the spread of illnesses. Like most...
10/10/2016
...scientist friends test those theories to see if they hold up! When they test a theory they come up with a hypothesis – something they expect will be true but that they want to test. In fact, one theory that you may have heard of is the ‘Hygiene hypothesis.’ This is based on the idea that, in western societies like North America, our environments (home, school, work, the kitchen counter) are very clean. So clean...
06/25/2007
We often receive phone calls from new to Neocate parents asking whether or not they need to sterilize the water when preparing their child’s infant formula. And the confusion is completely understandable…depending on who you are talking to, you’ll most likely get a different answer. I always recommend that parents take the extra precaution and boil the water for all preparations of the formula. In my mind, better to play it safe...
...titanium dioxide sun lotions since they seem to be kinder to his skin. Certain fabrics such as nylon bother his skin, creating eczema-like blotches. Long ago, I began using laundry soap that is free of all dyes and perfumes. None of this cures his eczema, but it helps it to not become worse. Now that he’s a teenager, he’s responsible for taking care of his skin. As with most teenage boys, hygiene is a difficult...
09/02/2014
...event of an emergency. 1. Have a Sufficient Supply of Bottled Water: In the wake of disaster or an emergency, one of the first things to be impacted is the water supply. Families managing food allergies should be sure to keep a sufficient supply of bottled water for hygiene (hand washing, toliet flushing and teeth brushing) as well as food preparation. The Red Cross recommends having at least one gallon of water per person in...
   
 
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