Monday, February 16, 2004

 
Opportunist microbes lurk in your shower

From FT.com this morninng: should you fear your shower - or indoor pools and hot tubs, for that matter?

"Beware the microscopic horrors lurking inside your shower curtain. Billions of germs live in its folds, waiting to come out and infect you if you have a weakened immune system.

Norman Pace, a microbiologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, gave a Hitchcockian account of the danger in the shower to the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle at the weekend. He analysed the microbes living in the 'soap scum' of five domestic shower curtains, including his own."

*sigh* doesn't anyone think we're going a little bit overboard with antibacterial zeal? and now even my shower's a dangerous place to be.

- posted by laurie @ 2/16/2004 04:49:00 AM
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