Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems

paivakodin pihat Before and after – Compared to other city kids who play in standard urban daycares with yards of pavement, tile and gravel, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds at these greened-up daycare centres in Finland showed increased T-cells and other important immune markers in their blood within 28 days.  “We also found that the intestinal microbiota of children who received greenery was similar to the intestinal microbiota of children visiting the forest every day,” says environmental scientist Marja Roslund from the University of Helsinki.

Source: Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems