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What causes body odor? - Mel Rosenberg

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Most of us don’t need more than one whiff to identify that generally unpleasant, characteristic smell we call body odor. But it’s a surprisingly complex phenomenon, influenced by our genetic makeup, age, diet, and hygiene. So what is this odor, exactly? Where does it come from? And can we do anything about it? Mel Rosenberg dives into the stinky science of body odor.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Mel Rosenberg
  • Director Els Decaluwe
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Composer Vincent Groos
  • Sound Designer Samuel Chan
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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