Farm Kids are Protected from Asthma?

European researchers have found that children who grow up on farms have a much lower risk of asthma than others. The conclusion of two large cross-sectional studies is that the exposure to a larger range of bacteria and fungi confers this benefit. Perhaps the diversity of microbes assists in the maturation of a child’s immune system, thus significantly lowering the risk for asthma.

PositiveTip: Don’t fret if your child is exposed to a few germs–it may actually be protective to them!