Well, if it does, then I'm dead...
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One of my Polar water bottles has some mold growing on it that I'm having a tough time getting rid of. Will drinking from this bottle with a bit of mold still hanging on cause any health problems? I know I need to get it cleaned up and I've read the thread that tells how to do so...but just curious if the mold could cause any health problems?
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Well, if it does, then I'm dead...
Every so often I put straight bleach in my water bottles for that very reason. I then rinse them thoroughly. Have you tried that????
it COULD hurt you, use bleach. But don't worry about what you already drank. there's mold and mold spores EVERYWHERE and you are eating them every day.
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I always use bleach in mine, and then I squirt it through the lid to clean the mouth piece and everything to.
Beach evaporates so once you let it sit a bit after rinsing it the bleach smell and all will disapate.
Will oxygen bleach harm polyethylene? I know not to put my water bottles in the dishwasher with a chlorine bleach-based detergent, but now that I've started using Seventh Generation, can I put them in? (Please?)
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I just ordered two Klean Kanteens and I think they'll be great, as they're stainless steel and lightweight. Not that mold won't grow in SS, but I like the fact that there's no plastic.
Bleach them. I have terrible mold allergies so I avoid it like the plague. My understanding is that it's not that good for anyone and besides it looks gross!
honestly, I'd worry more about the germs you pick up at the grocery store.
but then again I played ice hockey for years, and you really don't know want to know what those water bottles looked like. We played with men, and you know how they are when it came to cleanliness...especially their hockey gear
and I'm still alive
My newphew got sick drinking stale water out of his moldy water bottle. My sister and I warned him that he WILL get sick. He learned the hard way to a point. At least, he empties out the bottle.
YES DO USE BLEACH. I also scrub out to get rid of the slime. When it comes to food and food safety, I'm a neat nut.
A friend of mine always said..."Ya gotta eat a peck of dirt before you die."
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If hte nipple gets too slimy your mouth could slip and you could bite your lip... and maybe even drop the bottle...
... and who knows what else could be a-growin' there. I try to remember to shoot chlorinated water through thigns periodically.
FYI, my bottles go straight to the dishwasher after a ride. Bottom rack. Never had mold. Doesn't hurt them.
I put mine in the dishwasher to. I never heard that it would harm them. Mine seem to be okay. If I'm not fixin to do a load of dishes then I just bleach them like I said earlier. Well, I actually when I re-read, I said beach instead of bleach. I need to go fix that. LOL