Too clean for your children's good

Ms Ashlyn Thia, with daughters Avalyn (left) and Emmalyn (right), separates adult laundry from the children's before each wash.
Ms Ashlyn Thia, with daughters Avalyn (left) and Emmalyn (right), separates adult laundry from the children's before each wash.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - Parents who are excessively concerned about cleanliness may wish to put away the hand sanitiser occasionally.

While a recent study shone a spotlight on how some children's bath toys, such as rubber ducks, can harbour harmful bacteria, medical experts say there is also such a thing as being too clean, which presents other health risks.

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