Why lime juice burns your skin in the sun (video)



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WASHINGTON, September 4, 2020 — Did you know that making margaritas and then heading to the beach could leave you with a painful, swelling burn? In this episode of Reactions, we chat with chemist Tien Nguyen, Ph.D. — who experienced just that — and learn why lime juice plus the sun is a really bad combination: https://youtu.be/Vqo7GrJFqj8.

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