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“Rubber duck filled with bacteria and fungi’

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BERN – Rubber ducks that are used as bath toys, are a heaven for bacteria and fungi. This is demonstrated by Swiss and American research.

In the study were in the yellow ducklings swimming microbes counted. Then, when the badeenden were compacted, there were potential pathogenic bacteria and fungi found in four of the five toy animals.

The found bacteria include legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is often involved in hospital-acquired infections, ” said one of the researchers, in a statement against AP.

Tap water

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Biofilms and Microbiomes, says that the scientists have a remarkably high volume of bacteria and fungi in the ducks discovered.

They have the bathducks eleven weeks long let it float in fresh water and other cargo, bathducks have to let them float in used bath water (with soap, sweat, human, bacteria, …). The result is lying there so not to.

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