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People that were given a stress test to induce an inflammatory response had an exaggerated immune response and elevated biomarkers of inflammation if they grew up in an urban environment compared to those that were raised in a rural environment surrounded by animals.
Several studies have now shown that early exposure to bacteria and certain allergens such as pet dander may have a protective effect by shaping children’s immune responses in such a way that prevents allergies and asthma.