In order to beat the deadly virus, we are going through bottles of sanitizer and Numbers of disinfectant wipes faster than stores can restock them. However, there have been some rumors on social media that all the disinfecting we are using could be wrecking your immune system.
Are There Really Drawbacks To Being Hygienic?
Well, due to lack of strong proof, it can be said that cleaning does not have any bad effect on our immune system. Make sure to wash your hand with water and soap for 30 minutes before touching any contaminated surface.
The Hygiene Hypothesis:
The belief that too much cleaning weakens your immunity has come from the term Hygiene hypothesis. It means that the kids who are exposed to more bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens early in life have a good immune system.
“The idea of hygiene hypothesis comes from observations that some developing countries. According to this idea, kids who might be exposed to more pathogens tend to have lower rates of diseases.”
There’s no proof that hand-washing and disinfecting will reduce the immune system of your body.