From PBS Terra.
Water makes up about 60% of the human body, meaning you’re basically a big sack of H2O.
Why is water so crucial to us—and to all life on Earth? To find the answer, Out of our Elements hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Perez Esquivel meet with Gatorade Sports Science Institute sweat scientist Shy Brown. They examine their sweat to gain an understanding of how the molecular structure of water makes it crucial for life as we know it. Caitlin and Arlo also chat with water advocate Susana De Anda to explore how the same molecular properties that make water essential for life come with a downside, helping to explain why humanity is facing a global water crisis.
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:: Caitlin Saks ::
:: Arlo Pérez Esquivel ::
Produced and Hosted by: Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez
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