Only in the early childhood Hare, the immune system is positively trained and influenced by endotoxin, therefore it has possibly a protective function at this stage. Allergic asthma is one of the world’s most common diseases in childhood, which has greatly increased in recent years. Reason enough, the scientific knowledge of allergy formation, as well as other health consequences that we raise through changes in our living environment, to take more under the magnifying glass. So over 1,100 scientists from all over the world in Garmisch-Partenkirchen met in 2001 to the international conference week to environmental and genetic influences on human health”, the first event of its kind in Germany. At the mammoth meeting of various international associations, organised by the Research Centre for environment and health (GSF), the latest scientific findings on topics such as BSE in humans and animals, electromagnetic fields, multiple chemical sensitivity or allergies were treated over 1000 presentations.
Some of the Amazing in the luggage had scientists travelled to. “So find, calculated at a German favorite topic, not only clean, but in” a paradigm instead, or, as Professor Erich Wichmann, Director of the epidemiology, GSF Institute says: vigorous wash is exaggerated “. Because late evidence, that improved hygienic living conditions in Germany or the United States in principle have contributed to improving the health situation of the population, is in the form of a more or less sterile”living environment but also quite can affect health. This seems particularly on the development of allergic diseases in children to apply. A study conducted at the University Hospital of Munich shows with over 1000 children from the Switzerland, Austria and southern Germany, that children with asthma or hay fever significantly less microbial loads with endotoxin, an allergy-causing and ubiquitous spread of proteins and Existing fat compounds part of the outer cell wall of many bacteria, were exposed as healthy children. This corresponds with two further studies from Germany who came to the conclusion that children who had contact to a greater extent with endotoxin, have a lower risk for allergies. A study from the United States came to a similar result. This antibody formation in 226 school was measured and compared with the number of allergens which produced dust mites and cats in their homes.
The investigation show, said the head of Thomas Platts-Mills, that children who grow up with cats, have a lower risk of animal allergies, than children who live in a cat-free environment. An effect that was however not to watch at the house dust mite. “So warns because even Erich Wichmann: not any dirt is healthy”, and would currently no more practical recommendation given, than that exaggerated cleanliness in children for health reasons is not required. This seems to be the case particularly in infants. Since the first contact with allergenic potential begins during the first six months of life, this can have a significant degradation of the allergy risk. The time window is crucial. Only in the early childhood Hare, the immune system is positively trained and influenced by endotoxin, therefore it has possibly a protective function at this stage. Exposure at an existing allergy or of school age has, negative consequences, however,”Walsh sums up. Ulrich Karlowski