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Allergy misconceptions

Cleaner is not always better. "Cleanliness is next to godliness" has a nice ring to it. However, a little exposure to dirt and germs is actually a good thing during childhood, because it strengthens the immune system. When cleaning, always use products labeled nontoxic, and remove excess clutter from the sleeping area to reduce dust buildup. Howard Shooter / Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley
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