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"New York Today - A Sweaty Start To Summer" - Alexandra S. Levine

  • The New York Times
  • New York, NY
  • (July 02, 2018)

Following weekend highs near 100, an excessive heat watch remains in effect until tonight, with sunshine and a high around 94 today. Braving the heat in the city can feel like an achievement. It’s not always bad to sweat. “You want to sweat because it helps to regulate body temperature and also helps get toxins out,” said Debra Wattenberg, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Some people have more bacteria than others, so their body odor may be more intense, said Dr. Wattenberg. The makeup of those bacteria is also different from person to person, she added, creating a range of smells.

- Debra Wattenberg, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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