Let Them Eat Dirt! How Oversanitization is Causing Us Harm

September 29, 2016

Is living in an over-sanitized world necessarily a healthy thing? Science has proven over and over again that keeping children squeaky clean can actually be detrimental to their health as they grow up. In their book, Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World, Dr. Marie-Claire Arrietta and Dr. Brett Finlay explore the dangers of growing up in an oversanitized environment, and discuss the health benefits of letting children “get a little dirty”.