/ coffee vs creepy crawlies
So, my question is this: Is it possible to drink enough coffee to make your blood poisonous to creepy crawlies, while remaining alive and functional.
Or am I safer sticking with deet?
It probably isn't safe drinking enough DEET to make your blood poisonous.
Seen as midges are attracted to exhaled carbon dioxide I doubt your caffeine induced sweat fest has any influence.
> Seen as midges are attracted to exhaled carbon dioxide I doubt your caffeine induced sweat fest has any influence.
Except that carbon dioxide is also excreted from your sweat glands as well.
Although I've never seen anything to say otherwise I could be wrong!
> It probably isn't safe drinking enough DEET to make your blood poisonous.
That's funny - surely it's fine with the right mixer... to take away the nasty deet taster :-0
In human cells, caffeine inhibits two of the main kinases involved in DNA damage signalling, ATM and ATR. I find it very surprising that caffeine isn't apparently more toxic to humans, but it may be that its use is so ubiquitous its impossible to elucidate any toxic effects on humans.
I like to smear myself with crushed Pro-plus mixed into skin cream. but that's another story.
If extracting caffeine is desired, you might want to check this video out - it clearly plays havoc with your hair mind you.
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