Prof Graham Le Gros comments on why pets are good for young immune systems

13 July 2012, Asthma, Immune system

On Tuesday 10 July, our Director Prof Graham Le Gros spoke with Andrew Patterson from RadioLIVE, about a recent study published in the US.  The research showed that children who lived with dogs or cats in the first year of their lives got sick less frequently than kids from pet-free zones. 

This study supports the current belief that overly clean environments may not be the best thing for our young children, and Prof Le Gros gives his thoughts on why this might be.

You can listen to Graham's interview here.

Link to the Los Angeles Times website to read more about how dogs and cats may help babies' health.