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Today Showers

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I'm not talking Columbus weather, here I am talking health the Today Show is talking about showers being bad for you, today.

On the Today Show ... I am assuming today? Nope looks like it was yesterday... breaking news September 15.... I just saw it via a tweet (Twitter) from the Today Show that showers could be hazardous to your health... well not necessarily your health but the health of a small number of people who have compromised immunity. 

Today Showers Clean your shower head. Metal shower heads are cleaner than plastic. Doesn't matter much at all to most of us.

One of my favorite all time posts I have ever done was about baths vs. showers actually it was about tubs vs. showers the fixtures in homes.  The question in a national column about homes was about tubs vs. showers but became bath vs. shower debate. Illyce Glink had a very entertaining column in Inman Real Estate News .... bath or shower...It started out I believe with a question from older people who wanted to take out a bath tub in their home and replace it with a shower. Would this ruin the value of the home? Should they crawl over a tub each day to preserve that value or have a convenient walk in shower installed? A question about value of real estate, of the value of bathroom fixtures turned into a question of bath vs. shower?

I still love this quote from a Texas appraiser about baths vs. showers: 

"Baths are fine as a method of getting cleaner than before, but you are seated in water that is polluted by skin flakes, dirt, deodorant, makeup and whatever. After stepping out of the bath and toweling off, some pollutants remain all over your body."


"Showers pound the body with clean water that immediately runs off down the drain carrying what ever can be loosened. Thus, after toweling off you are cleaner."

hmmm not according to Today Show and a University in Colorado.... 

There is even an old poll on an old blog about taking showers or baths...

Maureen McCabe



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Comment balloon 12 commentsMaureen McCabe • September 16 2009 07:51AM
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