Body Wars

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Something frightening is happening to the citizens of the developed world. Despite major advances in health care, over recent decades weve been battling an ever-growing epidemic of once rare allergic and autoimmune diseases.

Today, more than 17 million people in the U.S. alone struggle to maintain one of their bodys most basic bodys functions — breathing. Another 50 million are now thought to be coming under regular attack by their own immune systems, and that number grows every day.

A similar pattern has emerged in modern cities and communities across the planet. Even as weve improved hygiene, developed antibiotics and implemented vaccination programs, the number of walking wounded has skyrocketed. Its a desperate and puzzling situation that has sufferers and scientists alike scrambling for answers.

Channel: Environment Channel

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