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Posted by Fortycoats on August 12, 2004 at 11:00:41:
In Reply to: Re: Life Expectancy? posted by wag on August 12, 2004 at 10:53:01:
As my old science teacher used to say - "there's nothing wrong with a bit of dirt".
She was talking about the way some parents try to keep their children spoltlessly clean with their hands red raw from scrubbing them.
A little bit of dirt underneath the fingernails or whatever helps to build up the immune system. Keeping kids spotless all the time means that when they are exposed to any little virus or whatever their bodies don't know how to cope with them and they get sick.
That's why kids who spend their summer holidays climbing trees and building huts, or working in the bog (god help them) always seem to be the healthiest. They're also getting exercise of course, not stuck inside their disinfected houses playing playstation all day.
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