are we killing our children????????

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
March 17, 2007 3:54am CST
I have heard a report today saying that we are creating a sterile environment in our homes. This has become almost an obsession for some people to the extent that children are no longer building up immunity to disease and things we have not seen for years are reappearing. Is it too far to say children are being killed by cleaning products?
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@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
I also watched a report on this and I agree with it completely. It also had a part in it about children and pets in the home and how this can be an advantage to children. My Aunty is one of these clean freak parents unfortunatly and I feel for my little cousin as sometimes he wants to join in the messy games like water and mud games and isnt allowed. Our children need to be able to build up there immune system for now and for there futures, otherwise theyre going to be spending most of there precious time in the doctors office ;)
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
18 Mar 07
yessss agreed as well as needlessly spending a higher proportion of our household budget on cleaning, anti bacterial products that do nothing but damage our children, thank you for your response blessed be
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I think people are definitely going too far with cleanliness. Look at everything that says "anti-bacterial" on it. YOu have to be exposed to many things to build a strong immune system. IF you kill the bacteria you kill off the source of the exposure.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
18 Mar 07
yes of course my friend, it seems that a money making opportunity has been identified. Fear works to stoke up this selling which in turn encourages manufacturers to put more anti bacterial products on the market. I wonder if the spread of the MRSA virus in uk hospitals is actually a result of people not picking up immunity in their home environment. blessed be
• United States
18 Mar 07
personally i get really annoyed at all the commercials for disinfectants to keep your house germ FREE! this is just not healthy! like u said our children have to be exposed to germs so their bodies can learn to fight them off.. im all for using disinfectants if someone in the household is sick and contagious but aside from that i dont think they should be used! heck our parents didnt have all those nifty things and it didnt hurt us one bit! now studies are also starting to show that alot of kids that are growing up in these steril environments are developing all kinds of allergies, so in essence its a really really bad thing in my opinion.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
18 Mar 07
absolutely, we do seem to have a more than average rise in allergies and im sure this is linked to the spread in cleaning products blessed be
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 07
Well I don't know you also have to remember all the things that are now coming into the Country to There are Illnesses being carried over here that have not been here for years So I think it is a bit of both
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
17 Mar 07
that is a good point, they state that the recent upsurge in T.B is largly a result of many new citizens coming into Britain where this disease had been effectively concured. However i still feel we are running down the emmune system of our children by trying to sterilize our environment
@nancyrowina (3850)
17 Mar 07
The amount of children with asthma has dramatically risen in the last few years which I've always put down to this problem. Children are not always allowed to play outside like we used to be so they never come into contact with dirt. Along with childhood obesity this is surely going to effect us seriously in the future. I hate these adverts for cleaning products that tell you how many bacteria are in parts of your house. They make women paranoid about germs when only some are harmful, and if children are never exposed to any it results in this lack of immunity in children.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
17 Mar 07
this is certainly true. However i do feel that the dramatic increase in asthma is more a result of our habit of driving cars. We may well lose the ability to walk if we carry on blessed be
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
17 Mar 07
Ya it is quite right, todays generation with sooo much cleanliness are becoming less immune.My Husband falls ill whenever he eats something on stalls but i don't.As my father did not had a very strict rukes reagarding eating out .So i guess i became immune to all this.Too much clenliness & thinking about germs is really no neccessary.Our body can handle this small things.todays babies will not be able to take the diseases if it comes.That is why i think our past generation was healthier than the coming generation.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
17 Mar 07
absolutely correct, i feel that we are now so much part of a big-money industry that we are being encouraged to buy loads of cleaning products we dont need but also ones that are now damaging our children blessed be