Don't Swallow your Gum!

Don't Swallow your Gum!

Myths, Half-truths, and Outright Lies About your Body and Health

Book - 2009
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People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more:

- You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day
- Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
- You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it
- If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it's safe to eat
- Strangers have poisoned kids' Halloween candy

With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about our health and well-being.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312533878
Call Number: 612 CARROLL
Characteristics: ix, 221 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Human physiology -- Miscellanea.
Medicine -- Miscellanea.
Additional Contributors: Vreeman, Rachel C.
Alternative Title: Do not swallow your gum!


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Apr 17, 2012

Interesting, but a little watered down for my taste. It was difficult to hear some of their opposing opinions before they explained the truth or myth behind some of the statements.


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