Researchers find link between dog-associated dust and reduced asthma rates in children
Research conducted by the University of California in San Francisco has found a link between homes with dogs and natural protection against respiratory synctial virus (RSV) which leads to the development of asthma. The composition of dust from homes that own a dog or cat is different to homes that do not.
Tests so far have only been conducted on mice and the actual microbes that provide resistance to RSV have yet to be identified, however the research definitely shows promise.
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