Ultra-clean Homes could be causing Leukaemia


A recent study carried out by The Institute of Cancer Research in London has suggested a link between children not being exposed to enough bugs at a young age with the development of Leukaemia. 

It is thought that without enough exposure to infections, younger people don't develop strong immune systems. Later on, when these people are exposed to relatively harmless viruses such as influenza, the immune system responds with excessive production of white blood cells to fight the infection, which can cause Leukaemia. 

The study suggests that allowing young children to attend day nurseries in order to come into contact with germs may be beneficial to their overall health and can boost immunity. This makes a clear implication that some cases of Leukaemia are preventable. 

Grahame White