Did you know your current resuable drink bottle contains more hazardous bacteria than a dog's bowl?
Yes you read that correctly! Could you imagine filling up your dog's bowl every morning & drinking out of that all day? Nope? Neither can we!! It makes you wonder why you then persist to drink out of that stinky drink bottle then, huh?
A study performed by EmLab P&K, a New Jersey-based environmental testing firm, analysed 12 types of water bottles and found differing amounts of colony forming units (CFU) of bacteria based on the design of the bottle.
The average screw top water bottle recorded 159,600 CFU which was almost triple the amount found on your average dog bowl!!
What people don't understand is what this then means for your body. You're unknowingly putting hazardous levels of bacteria into your system every single day!
But I wash my drink bottle, I should be fine right?
Wrong! Another scientific peer reviewed study carried out by professor's from Purdue University, Madison University & NSF International from the USA, analysed the bacteria content found in 90 different drink bottles.
In addition to the 90 bottles analysed, 2 brand new unused bottles were tested. They recorded readings of less than 1CFU/ml.
Of the 90 used bottles tested, 60% of bottles returned a reading higher than 500CFU/ml.
Well that's cool but what do these CFU readings actually mean? I am no scientist...
Well to put this in context, the Australian standard for disinfected water supplies, such as drinking water, indicates that there must be less than 100CFU/ml.
So 60% of the used reusable drink bottles in this study had over 5 TIMES the amount of bacteria than the legal requirement for drinking water in Australia. Even more alarming is that 84% of the 90 people who gave up their reusable drink bottle as part of the study indicated they actually washed them yet still returned these results!!