Can washing dishes prevent allergies?

Counselor Corner Washing Dishes

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found an association between hand-washing dishes and reduced allergy rates in children.  Further research is needed, but in a study of 1000 Swedish children, those that lived in households that did not use a dishwasher had half as many allergies.

Read more in an article from Time.
Or dive into the original study .
(bonus points for eating pickles!?)

I guess I should call my parents with a grudging “Thank You”…