Sometimes it’s all puppies and daisies here at BBJ; others, it’s… not so much. Today is one of those days. So here’s the story: My mother has a tendency to let issues of The New York Times pile up at my parents’ house in Philly and has, evidently, JUST gotten to the Science section of the September 14th issue. What’s the vomitatious news? This article, Bathing, but Not Alone discusses how showers in New York carry a high dose of a microbe called Mycobacterium avium related to TUBERCULOSIS. I mean, how Oregon Trail is that? I suddenly feel the need to pamper my OXEN lest they bite the dust before the end of the TRIP.
The article suggests that metal shower heads breed fewer bacteria than plastic, so I suggest that if you live between the Hudson and the East rivers, you throw out your plastic shower head immed if not sooner. Mine happens to be metal, but I’m so skeeved, I’m actually planning to replace it anyway. Let me know if you have any shower head (metal, obv) suggestions.
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