Science Trek

D4K: Body Waste

Special | 28m 47s

Your body has a great way to get rid of the things it doesn't need: poop, urine, vomit, farts, tears, snot, sweat, even the carbon dioxide you exhale. Why does your body get rid of all this stuff? What can you tell about your health based on your body waste? Pediatricians Dr. Heather Owens and Dr. Naya Antink answer students’ questions about body wastes.

Aired: 02/16/10

Rating: TV-G

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