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Housecall for Health: Too Clean Causes Peanut Allergies

A tidy home may have an unintended consequence: making children more prone to peanut allergies.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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New research suggests children who grow up in more affluent homes have a higher risk for a peanut allergy. ¬†Findings from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology support the theory that living in a squeaky clean home may suppress the natural development of a child’s immune system, making them more susceptible to allergies.

Peanut allergies affect nearly half a million children in the U.S.

For more on this story, visit foxnewshealth.com.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.