30 Aug '12, 7pm

Tiny bugs are pooping in your face:

Tiny bugs are pooping in your face:

You know what? We changed our mind. Stop saving the planet and BURN IT. Because we don’t want to live in a world where rosacea is caused by the feces-bloated torsos of mites that live inside your pores. Sadly, that’s exactly the world we live in , as researchers from the National University of Ireland have discovered. Rosacea, a disease that causes reddened, rough, swollen skin in the face, is a particular problem for the fair-skinned Irish. So it made sense for Irish researchers to investigate its cause, but now they probably wish they hadn’t — because the answer is “the poop of zillions of eight-legged face-dwelling bugs.” The mites, called Demodex , live in your face even if you don’t have rosacea. But if you’re not afflicted, you probably have way fewer — one or two per square centimeter. At night, they come out of your hair follicles to party on your face, mating and ...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/tiny-bugs-are-pooping-in-your-face/

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