While the culprits responsible for the increases in allergic sufferers are debatable moving targets, MacPhail skillfully narrows down the possibilities and some of the solutions, although her contradictory advice on air purifiers may confuse readers seeking solace. Nonetheless, the author’s examination of the science of immunology from a social and cultural perspective will give readers plenty of relevant, thought-provoking information.
An uneven overview of the science on allergies ... Her overview of treatments also gets bogged down in contradictions ... There are some enlightening tidbits... but MacPhail’s clumsy navigation of uncertainties in the scientific literature will leave readers feeling lost. This doesn’t come together.