This Super Popular Toy Is Basically Full Of Bacteria

By Admin on March 27, 2018
bacteria toy rubber ducky (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

This makes total sense, but I’ve never thought about it. Probably because I don’t have kids. However, a recent study found that a rubber ducky is filled with bacteria.

Researchers found a variety of bacteria and fungus in the ducks, including Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa according to MSN.

Microbes were found swimming around in the water inside of the toys. And the “potentially pathogenic bacteria” came out when the toy was squeezed four out of five times.

Additionally, one of the many bacteria found was a bacterium “often implicated in hospital-acquired infections.”

Now, I am not a germaphobe in the least, but germs in water that is supposed to clean things makes me cringe. Of course, if you regularly swap out a rubber ducky, you can avoid some of this. Plus, a parent suggested gluing the hole together on Facebook so water can’t get inside.

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