Ear Infections On The Decline
Parents can let out a biiiig sigh of relief. According to a study published out of Harvard University, children’s doctor visits for ear infections has dropped by 30 percent over the last 15 years. That makes an average of half a million fewer trips to the doctor!
Researchers believe this is because fewer people smoke today than 15 years ago, and clean air allows for less irritation in children’s airways. According to the CDC, 88 percent of nonsmokers in the U.S. were exposed to secondhand smoke, but that number decreased to 40 percent in 2008. Fewer ear infections and smoking on the decline? Consider us one happy Bump team.
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