Tuesday, September 15, 2009

20 pct of shower heads harbor 'significant levels' of bad bacteria

Showers are supposed to be clean places. Well, not really. But shower heads? Yeah, those are supposed to be clean. However, a University of Colorado study finds 20 percent of shower heads harbor “significant levels” of a bacteria (mycobacterium avium) linked to pulmonary disease. (LiveScience)

Great. So what should you do? Well, if you don’t have a “compromised immune system,” don’t worry about it. If you do, buy a metal shower head for starters, and clean it often.

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