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Keeping your home too clean may boost your child's risk of allergies.

Keeping your home too clean may boost your child's risk of allergies.

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Correct! Kids may benefit from being around germs. Some studies suggest that germs help develop the immune system. When things are squeaky clean, it could lead to an over-sensitive immune system and a higher risk of allergies.

Nice try! Kids may benefit from being around germs. Some studies suggest that germs help develop the immune system. When things are squeaky clean, it could lead to an over-sensitive immune system and a higher risk of allergies.

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