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Op-Ed: New health findings cause rethink of immune and allergy issues

Sydney - Folklore is turning into fact. The suspicion that antibacterial agents are responsible for allergies now appears confirmed. A new finding also indicates that commensal bacteria are responsible for a healthy immune system.

You, the ecosystem: You too can be a microbiological zoo

Human beings are covered in bacteria. The good guys are the commensals, that inhabit exotic places like your inner elbow. If you’re a normal person, (however unintentionally) you are inhabited by up to 70 different tribes of bacteria.

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