ban dishwashers

The old way is the new way

"Doing dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — might help curb a modern-day problem: rising rates of childhood allergies, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Sweden found that children living in families that hand-washed their dishes were about 40 percent less likely to develop allergies compared with kids in homes that used a dishwasher, said study researcher Dr. Bill Hesselmar, an allergist at the University of Gothenburg Department of Pediatrics.

The researchers said they suspect that hand-washing dishes doesn't get them as clean as the dishwasher does, which is actually a good thing because it can help protect against allergies by exposing family members to more bacteria...."

That being the case, the government will probably ban dishwashers. And force us to wash our dishes by hand. Or use paper plates instead. Or eat with our hands.

I wonder if this "hand-washing-is-better" concept also applies to washing machines. Maybe hand washing our clothes is healthier. Maybe, for health reasons, the government will not only ban dishwashers but also ban washing machines.Then, like olden times, we can take our dirty clothes down to the river and beat them on a rock to get them clean. No thanks, I'd rather not. Maybe I'll just wear dirty, disgusting clothes instead, it's probably healthier!