Florida girl’s science project shows ice from fast food restaurants to be dirtier than toilet water!
Benito Middle School student Jasmine Roberts examined the amount of bacteria in ice served at fast food restaurants and compared the ice samples with toilet water from the same restaurant.
The Toilet Water Had Less Bacteria.
Of the bacteria found in the ice, three out of the five restaurants tested positive for fecal coliform or E. coli, organisms that come from the feces of warm-blooded animals.
Galina Tuninskaya, vice president of Applied Consumer Services, a private lab that tests drinking water, told MSNBC that “the standard for drinking water is usually 100 colony-forming units of bacteria per milliliter.” The highest amount Benito Roberts found in her school project was 54 units in ice from a self-serve machine.”
So either our “acceptable limits” are way too high, or toilet water is considered legally safe to serve customers. Which is it?
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