Thursday, February 19, 2015

Eczema Linked to Hard Water

A British study looked at 1300 infants and found that eczema was present in 45% more children who were exposed to hard water instead of soft water.  In addition to increased calcium carbonate in the water, the affected children had to have a loss of function gene (FLG), which is common.

 See Family Practice News, November 1, 2014, p.18-19.





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