|This is a good place for your kids to hang out.
I love highlighting the benefits of being a farm kid, because there are quite a few! I have pointed out before that kids raised on farms are generally healthier than their city counterparts. But a new study out of Sweden has even better news for kids that grow up on dairy farms:
Children who live on farms that produce milk run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other rural children.
The impact is so great, in fact, that pregnant women can help strengthen fetal and neonatal immune systems by simply hanging out at the dairy farm.
Scientists have realized for a while now that children are better off when they are exposed to potential allergens. It is suspected that the exposure on dairy farms is higher than others, but more research has to be done to figure out exactly what factors.
Check more about the study here.