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Early exposure to infections doesn't protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
Early exposure to infections doesn't protect against allergies, but getting into nature might
Published by
The Conversation, February 2020
Authors

Emily Johnston Flies, Philip Weinstein

Abstract

We used to think the rise in allergies was because we weren't exposed to as many early infections as previous generations. But that's not the case.

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 186. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 September 2020.
All research outputs
#105,037
of 16,250,814 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#12,230
of 113,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,555
of 312,774 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#864
of 4,940 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,250,814 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 113,975 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 79.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 312,774 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 4,940 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its contemporaries.