Immunology Does excessive cleanliness reduce the level of immunity?
Does excessive cleanliness reduce the level of immunity?
Hi, as far as I know from microbiology, that if you wash your body too often, then immunity decreases, since pathogenic bacteria colonize by killing the normoflora of the skin.
Yep, that's true. For example if you want to use antibiotics extensively, then you should be careful - otherwise fungi will replace killed bacteria.
Over-sterilization is likely to expose you to health risks of allergies and multiple chemical poisonings.