Monday, December 26, 2011

Peach Fuzz Protects Your Body From Parasites


Although humans are often known as the "naked apes," we're not really naked. Our bodies are covered with a layer of very fine, colorless hair, called vellus hair. A recent study shows that this "peach fuzz" may help protect us against parasites. Not only does the hair increase the time it takes a parasite like a bed bug to find a good spot to bite you, but the hairs also help you feel the parasite on your skin.