Anti-bacterial products linked to children’s allergies

Research from Johns Hopkins University indicates that antibacterial products, like soaps and household cleaners, may contribute to allergies among children.
UBC microbiologist Brett Findlay is not surprised by the results, and advised that people use anti-bacterial products in strict moderation.
“We call it the hygiene hypothesis – we just live too clean these days,” said Findlay. “All these auto-immune diseases, such as asthma and allergies and multiple sclerosis, inflammatory diseases, these are all going through the roof in our society.” he added.

A similar story also appeared on CBC BC.

CBC, Fri Jun 22 2012, Link to full text