Swabbing Water Bottles: How Clean Is the Water You Drink?

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The world is a germy place to live, and there are all sorts of viruses and bacteria on the surfaces we encounter every day.

They’re not all harmful, but some germs can make you pretty sick.

For this bacteria study, WaterFilterGuru.com investigated an item many people carry around and drink from all day long — the reusable water bottle.

HOW DIRTY IS YOUR WATER BOTTLE?

For this study, we swabbed these items three times each, and researchers found two types of bacteria present: gram-negative rods and bacillus.

WATER BOTTLES VS. HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS

Kitchen sinks are known to be one of the most germ-filled spots in a home, and we found that reusable water bottles were about twice as germy.

ARE YOU CLEANING YOUR BOTTLE FREQUENTLY ENOUGH?

Moist environments breed germs, so daily cleaning of your reusable water bottle is essential.

Hydro Flask was the most popular brand of water bottle among our respondents, followed by Simple Modern and ThermoFlask.

They also most often preferred containers made from stainless steel (44%) and with screw-top lids for leakproof portability (39%).

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