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Could I be allergic to water?

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An affliction which seems to affect teenagers disproportionately.

Asked by: Warren Saliba, Malta

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No. Allergies to a substance result when immune system antibodies attack it. But no antibodies exist that bind to water.


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Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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