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The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The Reasons Why Asthma Rates Are Increasing

The world has cleaned up its act over the past several decades: new emissions standards, an ever-increasing awareness about the impact of pollution and chemicals that’s spurred proactivity, and even cutting-edge technology designed to reduce our exposure to all the ickiness out there. And yet, asthma rates keep rising – despite our collective efforts to the contrary. What gives? Early on, there was the hygiene hypothesis, which posited that being exposed early in life to things like viruses, bacteria and…

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