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    Why is eczema increasing in prevalence?

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    The role of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) is to be a supportive body for eczema sufferers and carers, to increase public awareness … View Profile

    Eczema has increased in prevalence over the past 25 years from about 10 percent of the population to about 30 percent.  This increase is due to changes in our environment - there are more toxins in our air and water, and also due to changes in diet - we eat more preservatives and additives.  Eczema is also diagnosed more accurately these days and scientists have been studying the ‘too clean’ theory - our children's immune systems are not developing resistance to allergans because their environment from birth is too sterile.

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