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Childhood disease prevention

June 30, 2005

Baby Asthma Boost

By  Dr. Deanna Lites

It's an epidemic hitting families across the country: children diagnosed with asthma and allergies.   A new tool developed with the help of some moms may actually prevent the symptoms from ever happening.

Like most moms, Julie Gordon and Kelly Majewski want to do everything possible to keep their kids healthy.

In fact, asthma and allergies are becoming epidemic with asthma the number one chronic childhood disease. To help reduce their kids chances of developing asthma and allergies these moms use baby boost products.   A new line for children up to 4 years old.   Each item contains a special fiber technology to help "boost" a child's immune system while it's developing and reduce their risk of developing asthma and allergies by 75 percent. The technology was developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT.  

Dr. Simon Dao says this should happen naturally, but infants and toddlers who grow up in city and urban environments are not getting the right proteins in the air.  

Here's how the baby boost products work. Each pellet contains an odorless protein that is invisible to the human eye.  About 15 to 20 pellets are placed in each baby boost product and are time released.

The proteins in one product are supposed to improve the air in a room that's about the size of a bedroom.

Julie and Kelly are co-founders of Baby Splendor, a Massachusetts based company that sells innovative baby products through home parties and catalogs. When researchers told them about this new technology, these moms were "sold" and developed the Baby Boost line.

"Baby Boost" products range from $15 to $50.

Click here to find out more about Baby Boost products

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