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Spit: What’s Cool About Drool (Paperback) Book


How do you explain what you do to family and friends and encourage children’s curiosity in salivary bioscience? Use SPIT! This engaging children’s book will show you “What’s Cool About Drool!” and is filled with fun facts and solid science about our favorite biological fluid: saliva. In this book, acclaimed science-writer and children’s author Mary Batten examines what’s cool about drool. Presented in a fun and visually appealing format, SPIT explores the science behind and interesting facts about saliva from around the world and how it impacts our lives, health, relationships, cultures, and more. From human to animal to insect saliva, SPIT will help you swallow the complex world of the science of saliva.


This book is the perfect resource for helping people understand why you do what you do, providing insight for curious friends and family, participants who want to understand the scientific value of saliva, or even as a companion tool for educational outreach.

One dollar ($1) from every purchase goes to the Smithsonian Science Education Center to further support science education.

Contact: Salimetrics (USA)
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Salimetrics’ COVID-19 Status – 8 April 2020 – No change to Prior Update:

Salimetrics’ Sales and Customer Service, as well as all other non-laboratory personnel, have successfully transitioned to working remote and are fully able to provide support to our customers.

Our Salimetrics Pennsylvania Manufacturing Center remains open for customer orders and shipments. All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).

The Salimetrics’ SalivaLab, located in California, is open to receive samples. In accordance with State of California Executive Order N-33-20 effective March 19, 2020, our Carlsbad, California facility, including R&D and SalivaLab personnel, will remain open working on research critical to the COVID-19 response; onsite SalivaLab personnel will be able to receive samples, and in some cases, test and send data.  All Salimetrics’ laboratory personnel are following PPE guidelines per CDC Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2).



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