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Just 1 month in greener play areas could boost kids’ immune systems, study says

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Greener and more biodiverse play areas could improve children’s immune systems. Image: Reuters/Lehtikuva Lehtikuva

Victoria Masterson
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One example of a greener play area found to improve children's immune systems. Image: Natural Resources Institute Finland
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The diversity and richness of bacteria was markedly greater in the playgrounds with forest turf. Image: Science Advances
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Greener play areas improve biodiversity as well as improving the immune systems of children who play there consistently. Image: Natural Resources Institute Finland

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