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25 October 2011

Are your feet a knockout?

Feet smell, because they sweat a lot (they contain more than 600 sweat glands per square centimetre) and the perspiration can’t evaporate inside closed shoes.

Feet smell, because they sweat a lot (they contain more than 600 sweat glands per square centimetre) and the perspiration can’t evaporate inside closed shoes. Warmth and moisture create a perfect incubator for bacteria, which produce fatty acids that can smell strongly. These conditions also make ideal breeding grounds for the bacteria that can cause athlete’s foot.

 
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