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Donovan, G. H., Gatziolis, D., ’t Mannetje, A., Weinkove, R., Fyfe, C., & Douwes, J. (2021). An empirical test of the biodiversity hypothesis: Exposure to plant diversity is associated with a reduced risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Science of The Total Environment, 768, 144627. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144627 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144627

The biodiversity hypothesis posits that declining biodiversity may be responsible, at least in part, for the global increase in immune diseases. However, few studies have been able to demonstrate a link between exposure to biodiversity and specific health outcomes. We test whether exposure to plant …