Thursday, September 08, 2016

Wash Your Reusable Water Bottle. Right. Now.

According to's A Look Under the Cap: Water Bottle Germs Revealed, your reusable water bottle is disgusting. And, the type of water bottle has an effect on the number of (moisture-loving) bacteria it harbors.

CFU = colony-forming units. The avg pet toy = 2,937 CFU
Some advice on hydrating:

  • Straw-top bottles harbor less bacteria than screw-top containers
  • Stainless steel vessels are a better choice than plastic
  • Put your bottles in the dishwasher or thoroughly hand wash AFTER EVERY USE
An ultimate disc was not specifically listed in the study, so assume a frisbee is safe to drink from.

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