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A Canadian scientist is looking to pick students willing to pick their noses — for research purposes, that is.
Nature World News reported on Thursday that biochemist Scott Napper’s goal is to determine whether eating one’s own mucus can provide health benefits.
Specifically, Napper wants to test the theory that eating consuming boogers helps train the body’s immune system to withstand the germs carried within.
I don't think it is a good thing to try to stop every runny nose from happening and worry about swallowing some of this mucus. Treating the symptoms may be bad, it could sometimes cause a longer and more severe illness. Trouble is how do we know what is good or bad I can't seem to find any research that comes to a conclusion, they always end in "this needs more research" which is not done. Maybe it has been done off the books but we are not allowed to know.