Over the past decade, growing evidence has shown the importance of dirt in our daily lives. This is especially true of kids who are increasingly growing up in environments that are so “clean” that it may be doing their health more harm than good. We’ve moved from rural lifestyles of playing in the dirt outdoors to suburbia where kids often play indoors and have every last microbe killed off with chemical disinfectant sprays. But, as it turns out,  many of the autoimmune illnesses that are growing more common may be linked to a lack of dirt.

via Dirt: It Does a Kid’s Health Good | organicauthority.com – Organic Living.