New Book Says Letting Kids Get Dirty Actually Makes Them Healthier
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Stores are awash in antibacterial cleaning products and parents often demand antibiotics when their children have an ear infection or a bad cough. But a new book argues that an emphasis on cleanliness and overuse of antibiotics deprive children of microbes that, among other benefits, help develop their immune systems. Co-authors B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta join Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about "Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World."