Drinking from a reusable water bottle without washing it could be as dirty as licking your toilet seat

GROSS! But true. “Treadmill Reviews” conducted an experiment by refilling water bottles that had been used by an athlete for a week. What they discovered is pretty disgusting. Turns out, the highest number of bacteria found on one bottle contained more germs than your average toilet seat

“To put it bluntly, drinking from the average refillable bottle can be many times worse than licking your dog’s toy,” Treadmill Reviews writes

Worst part? 60% of the germs found on the reusable water bottles were capable of making you sick. Avoid this by washing your water bottle everyday, or buy a stainless steel one that you can easily throw in the dishwasher

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