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Study: Rubber duck bath toys breed bacteria

Posted at 9:48 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 09:48:00-04

(WGN/CNN/WHNS) - According to a new study, the popular rubber ducky bath toys are full of bacteria and fungi.

Researchers borrowed well-loved duckies from households and placed them in either clean water or dirty water.

However, no matter the water type, a clear majority- 80 percent had potentially harmful bacteria cells.

Researchers said they aren’t sure if the bacteria and fungi is harmful to kids.

In some cases, they say exposing children to microbes like this can result in a stronger immune system.

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