It’s known as the ‘biodiversity hypothesis’. The thought is that environments with lots of living things positively impact our natural immunity. In Finland, researchers took it to the next stage, experiment and testing — they redeveloped daycare playgrounds to include natural green space. Then they sent the kids out to play and tested their markers for natural immunity. The results indicate benefits from grass playgrounds versus gravel ones. Get the full story from Science Alert.
As the Home of the Norsk Hostfest, we’re obligated to bring you any interesting story with Scandinavian roots.