Article: We need to stop sanitizing everything
Our culture is obsessed with cleanliness and fears the most natural things such as “dirt”, thinking it would make them sick. Well, new research suggests that it is exactly this overzealous cleanliness that causes allergies and diseases. The life in Nature is not dangerous and full of disease-causing germs, if you are just used to your environment (which for me seems like the most normal thing) there is no need to fear bacteria – considering that over 95% of the bacteria doesn’t do us any harm anyways – some are even beneficial for us.
It is the ongoing alienation from our immediate surroundings that cases unease and sickness.