Dishwashers are such an amazing feature to have in your home.

However, if you want to boost your immune system we need to hand wash our dishes.

According to the study done  by Queen Silvia Children's Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was found that we are exposed to more microbes to further strengthen our resistance to allergies when hand washing dished. It's what they call the "hygiene hypothesis"

Although, Dad would always say "why buy one when we have three (meaning my sister's and I) right here."  I'm wondering if he wasn't on to something then, seeing they never installed a dishwasher until my sister's and I moved out.

Hmmm??

The moral of all of this is if you want healthy kids with stronger immune systems hand washing dishes are good for them. Besides a little manual labor won't kill them.