Microbes have a reputation for being bad for our health, but a recent explosion of undeniable evidence has shown that early exposure to these organisms is beneficial to our children’s well-being. Join microbiologist B Brett Finlay as he argues that the only way to save children from an oversanitized world is to let them eat dirt. Presented in association with CIFAR, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Finlay is co-director of CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program, and a microbiologist at the University of British Columbia.
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