Super-clean kids get asthma, eczema, more often. i’ve always objected to the whole concept of living in a sanitized environment. and in a related story, getting rid of cats is not a good way to deal with cat allergies. i discovered this personally, after living my whole life violently allergic to cats, and finally getting to the point where i moved back in with chris, and the house came with our kitty. at first, yes, i got sick. but now, i have a cat, for the first time in my life.
i know there are exceptions, people who have become sensitized to things in the environment, mostly chemicals (probably things we use to sanitize our homes and pets, eh?). but as it turns out, we’ve oversanitized ourselves to the point of making ourselves sick. who knew, huh?