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You probably carry your water bottle around the house, to work, to the gym, in the car and wherever else your daily routine might take you. In short, your water bottle sees a lot — and all that exposure means it likely isn’t as clean as you think it is.
Based on data from 2016, water bottles can hold as many germs as a public toilet seat. Additionally, water bottles that aren’t properly washed can contaminate water beyond safe drinking levels.
Of course, most people regularly wash their reusable water bottles to prevent the level of germs from ever getting that extreme. But for those on-the-go or more forgetful about washing habits, germ contamination is a major concern.
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