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Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 6:50 am

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:11 pm
Fascinating. It makes sense, especially for very large cities and towns. However, when growing up in Ottawa, a city with a lot of green spaces and the river...on the edge of the city where I lived, there were meadows, many acres of untouched wild areas. I have lived in wild areas and in small towns with a diversity of wildlife and plant life...but now am allergic to the cat that owns me, grass pollen as well as birch, maple and larch tree pollen which are everywhere. I will always have cats as companions and photograph often in rural areas on isolated dirt roads with plenty of wild grasses and the birch, maple and other trees.

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:34 am
Noted, thanks.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:58 am

Roger G (154)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 3:32 pm
noted, thanks

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:27 pm
Noted, thanks.
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