Clean Cup Crusade - How to Avoid Germy Mugs

Clean Cup Crusade - How to Avoid Germy Mugs

The article highlights the importance of keeping your beverage cups clean to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms. It discusses a study led by Charles Gerba, revealing that 90% of office coffee mugs are contaminated with germs, including diarrhea-causing bacteria and fecal bacteria. The article suggests washing cups, dishes, and coffee carafes in hot, soapy water daily and using a dishwasher if available. It also recommends using a fresh dish cloth, thoroughly cleaning cup lids, and offers tips for removing stubborn stains with denture tablets, baking soda, or a mixture of dishwasher detergent and white vinegar. Additionally, the article stresses the importance of cleaning reusable water bottles and straws and provides a recipe for a French Vanilla Coffee Mix.

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