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Old 06-01-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
Tom Fetter
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Works as respiration for bugs, but not people. Our surface area to volume ratio is wrong.

Yes, folks can absorb various things through the skin ... mercury comes to mind, along with various nerve agents. Some pesticides and herbicides too. Depending on the substance, it can be a great way of getting poisoned.
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