Bodily Fluids (with Erika Engelhaupt)
Snot and pee and earwax, oh my! Why are we so full of gross substances? What do our fluids do for us? And is there really a chemical to catch people peeing in the pool?
Featuring Erika Engelhaupt, a science writer and editor and author of the new book “Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science.” Find it here: https://amzn.to/3eUFxdw
Citations and further reading:
- The structure and function of pathogen disgust | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (2018)
- Why Are We So Grossed out by Our Own Bodily Fluids? by Danny Gallagher, Dollar Shave Club (2020)
- Hart, G. D. (2001). Descriptions of blood and blood disorders before the advent of laboratory studies. British Journal of Haematology.
- Lum, C. L., Jeyanthi, S., Prepageran, N., Vadivelu, J., & Raman, R. (2008). Antibacterial and antifungal properties of human cerumen. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology.
- Salivary Glands and Saliva by Richard Bowen, VIVO Pathophysiology, Colorado State University
- Yuck! My Snot Is Green: A Look at What Your Mucus Says About Your Health, Penn Medicine (2020)
- Here’s what the color of your snot really means by Julia Calderon and Skye Gould, Tech Insider (2016)
- Hodge, B. D., Sanvictores, T., & Brodell, R. T. (2020, October). Anatomy, Skin Sweat Glands. Nih.gov; StatPearls Publishing.
- Curious Kids: why is urine yellow? by Jaquelyne Hughes, The Conversation (2019)
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