Can Overuse Of Antibacterial Soap Promote Allergies In Kids?

Time - Dec 3, 2010 - Clean is good, especially when it comes to fending off germs, but is there such a thing as being too clean?

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Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick, Study Suggests

Science News - Nov. 30, 2010 - Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests.



Being Clean May Make You Sick

UPI - Nov 30, 2010 - An ingredient in antibacterial soaps may provoke more allergies, and some plastics used in soap bottles may affect the immune system, U.S. researchers say.

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New Questions Raised On Chemicals in Soaps, Plastics

NPR - Nov 29, 2010 - There may be such a thing as being too clean, says Allison Aiello, an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Nonpharmaceutical Interventions May Limit Transmission of Pandemic Flu

Medscape Medical News - Apr. 30, 2010 - Studies of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for pandemic influenza — namely, strategies other than vaccines and antiviral medications to reduce the harm and spread of disease — may help limit transmission.

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Influenza might be spread by simply breathing, study finds

January 21, 2018

As new research indicates, the influenza virus might be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing. In this NBC news article, Dr. Donald Milton from University of Maryland and Dr Aiello discuss how flu spreads and what precautions you can take to prevent getting the flu:


Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

January 21, 2018

Norovirus, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, often causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. When infected individuals vomit, it aerosolizes the virus and allows it to spread throug the air. In an article published by CNBC, Dr. Aiello discusses the ...more

ARG Chairs Symposium at the 2016 Congress of the Americas

August 23, 2016

Aiello Research Group PI Dr. Allison Aiello and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lydia Feinstein co-chaired the Symposium on the Novel Approaches for Bio-social Integration in Epidemiologic Studies at this year's Congress of the Americas. See the link below for details on ...more

UNC Study: PTSD May Accelerate Immune System Aging

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