Tuesday, December 4, 2012
New Allergy Research
Some preliminary testing may have found a cause of allergies, pesticides found in drinking water. Dichlorophenols, chlorine found in certain pesticides that are known to kill bacteria, were tested and observed. The problem with dichlorophenols is that they may be killing the good bacteria in the human digestive tract, therefore causing food allergies. Bacteria in the bowel were compared between healthy children versus children with many allergies; a large difference was observed. Patients were not examined to see how these chemicals affect the body or if they caused the allergies. Even those who choose to drink bottled water can still be at risk just from eating fruit, fruit juices and foods with cocoa powder, such as chocolate. The research is still in its early stages, and Americans should not change their diet based upon these finding. These observations are well linked to previous research and evidence and may be the first proof of the cause of allergies.