In response to the release of the sense about science publication “Making Sense of Allergies”, the “Conversation”, a global communications organisation for scientists and others has published a feature which examines 4 often repeated myths about the so-called hygiene hypothesis and the relationship between rising allergies and reduced microbial exposure – and invites readers comments.
These common misconceptions are:
- Do fewer childhood infections mean more allergies?
- Are allergies up because of modern obsessions with cleanliness?
- Will relaxing hygiene reverse the trend in allergies?
- Are synthetic chemicals linked to the rise in allergies?
Have your say! – The feature can be found at https://theconversation.com/four-myths-about-allergies-you-thought-were-true-but-arent-42855