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For Biology, I need to do a balanced argument on the idea that the cleaner the society, the less natural immunity we will have. Can anyone help?! I don't know where to research this..or if anyone had any random for/against points it would be really usefu. Thank you!
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Bloody hell! What module is this for?
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(Original post by Doolally)
For Biology, I need to do a balanced argument on the idea that the cleaner the society, the less natural immunity we will have. Can anyone help?! I don't know where to research this..or if anyone had any random for/against points it would be really usefu. Thank you!
I know the hygiene hypothesis states that the cleaner the society the higher the incidence of allergies; I'm not sure about how the natural/innate immune system might be affected though.
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If people are less exposed to dirt, dust and so pathogens, then they won't be able to develop 'natural active immunity' - whereby the body makes its own antibodies specific to the strain (this type of immunity is the best and usually stays for life) and memory cells (for quicker secondary response).
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