Like many people, I half listen to Radio 4’s Today programme as I rush around changing from dog walking to office wear and eating on the run.
Every so often I am arrested by something that stops the frantic race against the clock and such was the case when Professor Dunn spoke about the effect of living with a dog on the human immune system.
I had read a brief paper about this but it was gratifying to hear it promoted on this flagship radio broadcast as a counter to the ban on dogs in so many public places.
Professor Dunn blogs on the Your Wild Life website and states there:
“Having a dog influences the microbes in our homes and in doing so potentially reduces our risk of having children with asthma and other autoimmune disorders.”
Phew, we can stop beating ourselves up about housework! Read more on the Your Wildlife site.