Childhood allergies on the rise! Watch on NPR

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Allergies are on the rise these days, especially in children. Nearly half of all kids are now allergic to something, be it food, animals, or plants. Federal health officials say that rate is two to five times higher than it was 30 years ago. And as researchers are trying to understand why, they’re increasingly looking at kids who grow up on farms.

Soaring rates of allergies among children in recent decades have researchers puzzled. One theory says we’re too clean, so kids’ immune systems never learn how to deal with foreign invaders – even the harmless ones. Researchers now hope they’ll find some answers by studying kids on farms.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kary Hulen
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 16:43:22

    There are so many types of allergies that a person can experience. most of it can be remedied by antihistamines. :

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