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• Don’t hold the lime with your Corona

20 Oct

HUNTINGTON, Long Island, NY — Those Corona beer commercials that show all sorts of beautiful people on the beach — and some dorks trying to get their attention — usually feature some sort of byplay involving the lime wedge many people regard as a must-have when slurping Coronas.

Danger, danger, says a report in the Archives of Dermatology written by Dr. Scott Glugman of Huntington Hospital on Long Island.

Flugman says that a substance in lime juice called psoralen can cause the skin to become discolored, as if stung by jellyfish or touched by poison ivy, if left on the skin in the sun. And, he says, such marks can last for months. Bartenders in particular are bothered by something often called “Mexican beer disease.”

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Posted by on October 20, 2010 in Beer

 

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