Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs

If your immune system is weakened, you may want to rethink that daily shower. New research suggests that ordinary showerheads are awash in germs, particularly a type that can cause lung disease in people whose immunity to illness is compromised. The germs could be "blasted out of the showerhead and inhaled by the person showering," said study co-author Leah M. Feazel, a researcher at the University of Colorado's department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. But Feazel said...Full Story
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