There are a lot of revolting but essential bodily fluids we secrete on a daily basis, but we are revolted by the very thought of them. We don’t like to talk about saliva, earwax, sebum, tears, sweat, snot and mucus. Even breast milk, vaginal secretions and semen. But why do we carry them around, and in such quantity?
Each excretion fulfills an important function for the body’s survival. And it’s high time to get to know them. In his new book, Ulf Ellervik, professor of bioorganic chemistry, uncovers the secret chemistry of body fluids – in an at once enlightening and unobtrusive way.
Essential for any curious reader.
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Fri Tanke Sweden 2020, 192 pages