Re: ear wax
23 Aug 1995 21:24:37 GMT

> (kevin m. kniffin) writes:
> given the crowd here, i thought someone could tell me why humans (and other
> species?) exude "wax" from their ears....
> --k

I've been reading a lot about evolutionary medicine, and a couple of the virus-related
books lately, and it may have been "The Coming Plague" by Laurri Garrett, but I could
swear that I recently read that ear wax has antibiotic properties, in addition to helping
exude any undesirable bits and pieces that might happen to fall in.

Rick Lambert