Why scientists reckon we’ll soon be getting ARMPIT transplants to help with BO

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Do you know your deo?

It’s something we spray or roll onto the skin under our arms every day, or at least we should. But what do we really know about this mix of chemicals that keep us smelling fresh and sweating less?

On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Matilda Handsley-Davis takes us through the difference between antipersperants and deoderants, how they work, what the skin’s microbiome actually is, and why some scientists think an armpit transplant is just around the corner.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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