[Warning] Your Kitchen Sink Could Be Killing You!
Mark just spent thousands of dollars renovating his kitchen.
And that’s when disaster struck.
He started coughing up mucus and blood… his wife was suffering from chills and hot flashes…
They’d BOTH contracted serious cases of legionnaires’ disease.
It was their stainless steel sink that gave it to them.
And if you’re not careful, your expensive sink could end up poisoning you and the people you love, too.
A new study has shown that stainless steel kitchen sinks can play a terrifying role in the spread of legionnaires’ disease.
Researchers tested three common types of household sinks – stainless steel, brass ceramic, and brass thermostatic mixer taps – and stainless steel sinks were much more likely to harbor Legionella bacteria.
It turns out that the coating used inside these popular sinks can degrade, which creates an ideal environment for Legionella bacteria to thrive and multiply.
And if there’s rust in your water, the problem can be even worse.
In some cases, researchers found up to 100,000 live Legionella cells per liter of water that came out of stainless steel sinks.
That’s disgusting… and incredibly dangerous.
Legionnaire’s disease can cause violent coughing, fevers, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and lots of other symptoms that can be extremely hazardous to your health.
If you’re replacing your sink in the near future, it’s worth noting that brass mixer taps were the safest.
But if you already have stainless steel, there are a couple things you can do to reduce the risk of Legionella contamination.
Keep hot-water systems heated to 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
And be sure to run taps regularly to avoid water standing for too long.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health