Dishwashing and Allergies

May 12, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: ,

Early exposure to allergens

The Question: Does using a dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand influence the risk of children developing allergies? The Study: More than 1,000 Swedish families with children seven to eight years old completed questionnaires about their child’s asthma, eczema, and rhinoconjuctivitis (runny nose and red eyes) along with the method used to wash dishes…

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