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    According to the hygiene hypothesis one of the main reasons for the increase of allergies, intestinal and stomach diseases and even things like autism and attention deficit disorder may be caused by the fact that our modern lives do not expose us to enough bacteria and funguses so our immune system loses its ability to fight them.

    WOW is my house healthy!!

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0905174501.htm

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    I bet mine is even healthier than yours!! :D:D
    Good article, BTW

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    Another healthy house here LOL!

    I have a very germ phobic friend who cleans house THREE days a week. She is always sick! She actually has a couple of different auto-immune diseases.

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    I miss my dust, when the phone rings and I have nowhere to jot down a note or phone number.

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    I don't mind when people write in the dust but it is very embarrassing when they DATE it.

    BTW, did you know that after 7 years the thickness of the dust never increases? no, I don't know this from personal experience, although DH might disagree.

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    This is good news for a lousy housekeeper
    Thanks

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    I must hid this from my 16 year old. Last thing she needs is an excuse not to clean her room.

    As for me, its a great reason to sew instead of cleaning :)

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    Works for me!

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    A healthy house here

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaha39
    I miss my dust, when the phone rings and I have nowhere to jot down a note or phone number.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup: :lol: :lol:

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    I have a healthy house too! Now I have proof that I need to sew/quilt not clean.

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    Here's another healthy household. And we are all pretty healthy.

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    And another healthy house.

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    I can't think of the last time I had a cold... when I was late teens/early twenties, living in the city, it seemed I had constant colds all winter. Of course living in the country I am away from most of those germ-y people.

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    Boy is my house healthy! I vacuum and dust apx once a month, whether it needs it or not. Would much rather be quilting and since I live by myself....no one to complain!

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    LOL, like the idea of taking down notes in the dust. I have heard it said many times that we are 'too clean'. Our current habits are so drastic that our bodies do not get the practice at keeping out those germs. (That's my scientific take on it) :)

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    I was just telling myself, I need to clean house instead of sewing. I am going to go sew now. Heaven help me if I make my family sick after knowing what I know now. I need to help them stay healthy! Thanks for the tip!

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    That's good to know...now no more guilt for quilting!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante
    LOL, like the idea of taking down notes in the dust. I have heard it said many times that we are 'too clean'. Our current habits are so drastic that our bodies do not get the practice at keeping out those germs. (That's my scientific take on it) :)
    This is so true!! People, especially children, nowadays are not exposed to enough dirt and germs. I have friends that won't let their kids play outside because they might catch something or get dirty. I really feel sorry for the kids. I'm not sure how scientific this is, but I have noticed that urban/suburban kids that live in "clean" environments are sicker than their country cousins who grow up on farms and play/work around animals, barns, etc., the supposed "dirty" places. And, don't get me started on antibacterial products....people don't realize that these kill the good ones along with the "bad" ones, and that is a huge problem.

    I personally feel we'd all be better off if we cleaned less. I vow to lead this charge and will start now!!

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    Now this was definitely worth sharing (rofl). I definitely have a healthy house!!

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    LOL...mine is really healthy!

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    Another healthy home here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaha39
    I miss my dust, when the phone rings and I have nowhere to jot down a note or phone number.
    ROFL!!!

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    Thinking about this.......when my son was born premature (by 3 months) he lost his colon, which is the highest part of our body that uses bacteria. Therefore, his immune system was extremely weak. Eight moths later, when he was finally able to come home, I had asked his specialists if we should find other homes for our 3 dogs and 2birds, to keep him healthier. Their response? No, keep him around them, for as he grows, his immune system will learn to fight the allergies, then in the long run, he will live a healthier life. I was skeptical at first, knowing his lungs were under developed. (at birth, my thumb to the first knuckle, was larger than his lungs) anyway, long story short, he is 6 now, no allergies, no major medical problems, perfect heart, no more oxygen.........just perfect! In every way. Doesn't even have a colostomy bag any more! Praise GOD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    Thinking about this.......when my son was born premature (by 3 months) he lost his colon, which is the highest part of our body that uses bacteria. Therefore, his immune system was extremely weak. Eight moths later, when he was finally able to come home, I had asked his specialists if we should find other homes for our 3 dogs and 2birds, to keep him healthier. Their response? No, keep him around them, for as he grows, his immune system will learn to fight the allergies, then in the long run, he will live a healthier life. I was skeptical at first, knowing his lungs were under developed. (at birth, my thumb to the first knuckle, was larger than his lungs) anyway, long story short, he is 6 now, no allergies, no major medical problems, perfect heart, no more oxygen.........just perfect! In every way. Doesn't even have a colostomy bag any more! Praise GOD!
    AWESOME!

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