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Why Do We Sweat?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands in their skin and can produce up to 3 liters (0.79 gallons) of sweat per hour. 00:25

  2. Sweat is odorless, but the bacteria that feast on it release smelly compounds. The best way to reduce this is to keep up with regular hygiene. 00:46

  3. 1.6% of humans have a genetic trait that keeps them from stinking when they sweat. 02:22