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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Romp in the Mud


Ease up on Antibacterial soap and get down and dirty

Peaceful Playgrounds reports research from Northwestern University suggesting that children be allowed to get dirty playing outdoors, exposing them to common, everyday bacteria and microbes needed to build their defensive inflammatory systems. Handling everyday germs is part of our evolutionary protection system.

Hooray for
sandboxes and playgrounds!
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