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Is your shower making you sick

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posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 06:42 AM
Although this clip refers to America and is indeed American research I guess its a world wide issue that I would never have considered.

I placed this article here in education because it could be well worth knowing about particularly if you are respiratory sensitive.

Millions of Americans are getting a dousing of pathogenic bacteria along with their daily showers, a new study finds. Researchers have discovered that water spurting from shower heads can distribute pathogen-filled droplets that suspend themselves in the air and can easily be inhaled into the deepest parts of the lungs.

“If you are getting a face full of water when you first turn your shower on, that means you are probably getting a particularly high load of Mycobacterium avium, which may not be too healthy,” says the study leader author Norman Pace

Take a look at this new video

The university article can be found here Showerhead revisited

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 09:30 PM
No I know its not earth shattering but it is important so I'll give it a BUMP in case the time zones missed it.

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 09:35 PM
Easy to answer ....

NO ... my shower is NOT making me sick !

This is nothing more than sensationalism aimed at illiciting "shock value" in the reader.

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 09:39 PM
Interesting find, I had always heard you should let the water run in the morning to "clear" out the pipes, but never thought about the shower head!


And, I do believe it possible.
I cannot drink from the hose in the yard without getting stomach issues.
Bacteria builds in the strangest places and not everyone reacts the same.

posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 03:44 PM
there is something that grows in the hot water tank that, releases spores when you run it, wich gives you a deadly lung desiese.

(i didnt watch the vid)

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