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Is Eating Your Boogers Bad For You?

Many kids are notorious for picking their nose and eating their own boogers. Is this potentially dangerous for your health?

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“Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff.”

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“Parents, next time you see your child picking his or her nose you may want to fight the urge to scream ‘stop!’.”


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“While you confront congestion with tissues, rest, and a comfy pillow to ease your clogged head, your brain is busy compensating for the loss of your vital sense of smell, according to new research from Northwestern University in Chicago.”

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