Why are mosquitos so obsessed with me?

Credit: ACS.

If you feel like mosquitos flock to you over everyone else at the barbecue… you’re not imagining it.

Some people are more attractive to mosquitos than others, and new research is starting to show why.

This Reactions episode dives into the chemistry of the molecules on our skin that make some of us so much more appealing to these pesky insects.

It also reveals which products we can use to try to deter them.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress.

ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people.

As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge.

ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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