Showers are supposed to keep people clean, but your shower head may not be on board with that.
Virginia Tech University microbiologist Joseph Falkingham, who oversaw the testing, was surprised by the results, saying the findings “worry me.”
The key offender? A type of bacteria called mycobacteria associated with lung infections, as well as fatigue, fever and night sweats.
If you’re worried your own shower head could make you sick, Falkingham suggests soaking it in bleach for 30 minutes once a month and thoroughly rinsing it off.
“If you do that once a month, the mycobacteria are very low,” Falkingham told Inside Edition.