FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 04, 2020

Why Lime Juice Burns Your Skin in the Sun (video)

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:

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