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You Are a “Planet Earth” for Microbes

Think you’re human? Think again. You’re more microbe than human according to this animated video by NPR. Before any germaphobes jump into a bath of sanitizerknow that the kingdoms of germs that cover our bodies are good for us. Without them, we would get sick. Microbes also help us regulate our bodily functions.

Watch this video from It’s Okay to Be Smart about your countless microbes and make peace with being a host:

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