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Secretion secrets: things you didn’t know about ear wax

 15 March 2014

By Paula McGrath Health Check

Earwax is one of those bodily substances which few of us like to discuss in polite company.

Like other secretions, it is something that most of us deal with in private. Yet it also holds a fascination for many.

In the past, it has been used as a lip balm and salve for puncture wounds.

But it can do a little more than that. Recent research suggests it can indicate a build up of pollutants in the body - and it could even be used to diagnose certain conditions.

Here are five things you - probably - didn't know about ear wax. (...)

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