You’re probably not washing your water bottle often enough

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 11:13 in Earth & Climate

How filtered is your water doesn't matter that much if your bottle has more germs than a trash can. Bluewater Sweden / Unsplash They started out as a great alternative to reduce plastic waste, and now thanks to social media, reusable water bottles have become a fashion accessory with a cult-following. But no matter how much you splurged on yours, you’re in for some bad news: it’s likely full of germs. This might seem counterintuitive since most of us are only filling our bottles with drinking water. But a 2017 study published in the ​​Annals of Civil and Environmental Engineering found that an adult’s reusable water bottle can contain around 75,000 bacteria. That’s a lot more than the average toilet seat.   So before you take another sip, it’s time you learn how...

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