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Are you too clean?

Are you too clean?

A few short years ago we used soap to wash our hands. Then the "anti-bacterial" craze caught on and before you know it we have anti-bacterial cloths, soap, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid etc. We then became indoctrinated with the anti-bug media swirl and viola - parents triple cleaned their floors, stopped children rolling around on the lawn and dished out the sanitiser every few minutes. All of sudden that increased influx of microbes that build that fantastic 'gut flora' that protects us from the 'bag guys' wasn't as strong as it needed to be. -

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