FunnyJohn Posted January 29, 2014 Share Posted January 29, 2014 You might want to ask for no fruit in your water glass: "For one Journal of Environmental Health study, researchers swabbed the rinds and flesh of 76 lemons from 21 restaurants collected during 43 visits and found that a whopping 70 percent of them produced microbial growth. The samples were collected as soon as the beverage (either soda or water) was served, before drinking or touching, and while the researchers couldn't pinpoint the exact origins of the microorganisms, they speculated that they may have come from the restaurant employee or raw meat or poultry contamination, among other sources. "Although lemons have known antimicrobial properties, the results of our study indicate that a wide variety of microorganisms may survive on the flesh and the rind of a sliced lemon," the authors wrote in their report. 'Restaurant patrons should be aware that lemon slices added to beverages may include potentially pathogenic microbes.' " more here Or just quaff a lot of red wine with your water, since it has proven "antimicrobial properties". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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