Do household cleaners make kids obese? Here’s why it’s too soon to tell

More and more research these days suggests we’ve gone too far with our drive to eliminate germs, and that kids could use a little dirt and grime to improve their own health. A new paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday doubles down on that idea, and suggests that infant exposure to common household cleaners could give rise to obesity later in life. And it all comes back to one of modern medicine’s new favorite obsessions: the gut microbiome. ….[READ]