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Why do we Have Earwax?

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Description: No Judging: At one point you've probably put a finger in your ear and dug out some rather unsightly ear wax, but why does your body produce this yellowy substance in the first place?Hosted by: Michael Aranda----------Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow----------Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Alexander Wadsworth, Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George----------Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishowTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishowTumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.comInstagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow----------Sources:https://www.britannica.com/demystified/why-do-we-have-earwaxhttp://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v38/n3/abs/ng1733.htmlhttps://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000979.htm https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/97/8/477/1588624/Impacted-cerumen-composition-productionhttp://commonhealth.legacy.wbur.org/2012/11/q-tips-ears-dangerhttp://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-carehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16835926http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.a.20356/fullhttp://europepmc.org/abstract/med/1870171
Duration: 2 minutes and 46 seconds
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Published: July 25, 2017
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