A Bong has 300 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat

"an excessive and harmful amount of bacteria is passed between cannabis consumers who share cannabis pipes"

-Anonymous

A study done in 2019[1] found "an excessive and harmful amount of bacteria is passed between cannabis consumers who share cannabis pipes, vaporizers, and joints both at home and at cannabis consumption events." At first this can seem obvious, but if you share your bong in any fashion, you might as well put your lips on a public toilet seat. So you clean your pipe and this is not you? What’s your routine for cleaning your pipe? Did you:

  • Thoroughly wipe it with a 70% alcohol wipe, allowing it to air afterwards?
  • Did you let it dry for 60 seconds.
  • Did you heat the mouthpiece of the pipe with a butane blow torch for 20 seconds?

This is still not enough! The study found after these very same cleaning procedures that:

  • A Cannabis Joint has 400 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Bong has 300 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Shoe in a Dumpster has 300 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Public Transportation Scooter Handle has 200 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Public Toilet Seat in Venice Beach has 100 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Shopping Cart has 100 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Bus Stop Bench has 100 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • A Public Toilet Seat in an Apartment Complex has 100 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat
  • An ATM Enter Button has 100 percent more bacteria then a Fast Food Restaurant Toilet Seat

Many viruses and bacteria can be transmitted simply by sharing pipes amongst friends and roommates, not to mention being at a public event sharing with hundreds or thousands of people from different states and countries. Viruses, such as influenza, and COVID can survive on surfaces for up to eight hours. In fact bacteria and virus that can survive in your bong are:

  • COVID-19
  • Epstein-Barr virus (Mononucleosis, or Mono)
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Herpes - Type 1 (Cold Sores)
  • Staphylococcus (MRSA)
  • Rhinovirus (Common Cold)
  • Influenza virus (Flu)
  • Streptococcus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ebola Virus
  • Meningitis
  • Bird Flu

The best way to prevent a problem is to use your own personal device and not share it with friends. You should always keep it clean and free from debris. This is not always easy to do. Chemicals used for cleaning can remain in your device and taint the benefit of cleaning it by introducing harmful pollutants into your lungs.

Keeping a clean device is simplified with use of RelaxtionBros.com’s subscription service that will deliver a real value by bring a brand new clean device to your doorstep on a regular basis. Try it today!

[1] MooseLabs: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1977/4409/files/Moose_Labs_White_Paper-Bacterial-Contamination-of-cannabis-pipes-and-how-to-avoid-sharing-germs.pdf



George M
3/1/2021

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