Skin & Food Allergies are Spiking in Kids

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Skin & Food Allergies are Spiking in Kids
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 4:19pm

The number of kids in the US suffering from skin and food allergies has been increasing over the last few years, especially in higher income households: 

http://www.ivillage.com/food-allergy-and-skin-allergies-are-rise-kids/6-a-535038

While they don't know why this is occuring, they do have some theories such the "hygiene hypothosis".  In otherwords, our children are growing up in too clean of an environment.

What are your thoughts?