Healthy Home: Showered With Bacteria

Hopefully you remembered to change the batteries in your smoke
detectors when you changed your clocks.  But did you think
changing your showerhead?

In this HHTV Healthy Home report, a new study reveals some nasty surprises.

A study of 45 shower heads in nine cities revealed 20% of those tested contained mycobacterium and in some cases, at levels 100 times more than expected.

For the average person this microbe is of little concern but for the one in 4,000 with lung disease, those with an immune system disease or cystic fibrosis, the study suggests changing your showerhead every six months.