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Microbiologist warns water bottles accumulate bacteria like 'barnacles on a boat' and must be cleaned once a week to stop them becoming 'portable Petri dishes'

A microbiologist has warned that your water bottle may be a portable Petri dish if it is not cleaned properly.  The bacteria accumulation is being compared to ‘barnacles on a boat’ and the most dangerous ones come from the outside world, which can cause strep and staph infections.  To transform the infected vessel back to a healthy water bottle, it is suggested that you clean every inch with hot, soapy water and a bottle brush, and do so at least once a week.  Read more....

 

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