Health

Pesticide in tap water may account for rise in allergies

Monday, December 03, 2012

Researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology have discovered traces of pesticide in tap water which could be killing off bacteria in humans that helps fight food allergies.

The pesticides could be eliminating good bacteria in our lower digestive systems. That could explain a jump in the number of Americans suffering from allergies to eggs, fish, peanuts and other foods.

It's thought the bacteria keeps our immune systems healthy.

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