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Facts about Allergy Causes that We Need to Explore

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Allergy cases have only become more common in the last 50 years. Allergies can cause medical conditions such as hay fever, eczema and asthma. Many factors can cause allergies, such as lifestyle, diet, and environmental pollution. Many also suspect that one of the factors of allergies is due to living too clean, but is this true?

As it turns out, allergies are not influenced by living 'too' clean. Allergies can be triggered due to reduced exposure to good bacteria that can boost the immune system in the body. For thousands of years, the human body has undergone significant changes from hunting and gathering societies to a modern society. The lifestyles of modern society have caused the number of good bacteria in the human body to decrease.

Lifestyles such as unhealthy diets, obesity, lack of exercise, excessive use of drugs and stress make people more susceptible to allergies. In addition, vehicle pollution, cigarette smoke, and unclean home conditions can also trigger allergies.

The modern homes we live in today are more contaminated with bacteria, viruses, mold and dust than good bacteria, no matter how clean our homes look. It could be that we are unknowingly removing or eliminating the good bacteria in our homes. So, the problem is not that we live too clean, but that we have less contact with good bacteria.

The use of cleaning and antibacterial products that can trigger allergies is also a myth. There is no strong evidence to link the effect of home hygiene and the use of cleaning products to an increase in allergic diseases. Research shows that 'relaxing' cleaning products will not increase our contact with good bacteria, but instead will increase pathogens. In addition to allergies, high population growth and the emergence of new pathogens mean that diseases such as gastroenteritis and respiratory infections can spread rapidly.

A 2003 WHO study showed that about 31% of food-borne illnesses occur in private homes. In addition, diseases are also spread through aerosols, hands and surfaces. Worse still, infectious diseases can act as a precipitating factor for other diseases that manifest later in life, such as cancer and chronic degenerative diseases. Vaccination programs and hygiene education are the most sustainable approaches to controlling the spread of diseases.

Therefore, after knowing the dangers of allergies and infectious diseases, it is very important for us to practice hygiene effectively, especially at critical times, such as washing hands before eating, after using the toilet, after playing outside, and playing with pets. And don't forget to keep the living space clean with cleaning products with the right antibacterial content to protect our families from allergic infections.

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