OK OK OK....I don't back down very often but I have come to realize with a little help from Mr Fryer and Mr. KRA that it is an impossible thing to do... So just build up that ole immune system and hope for the best. I give!
I/m drinking out of a pop can, unwashed, as I speak...or type.
My DEAR Mr. Fryer: Yes, I do wipe down my veg/misc cans but I don't put them to my mouth again and again. However there is mouse crap and urine from where-ever stuff is stored, and I don't really want to "lick it up". Oh well, whatever. I don't say sanitize it, just give it at least a once-over.
This happened recently in Texas. A woman went boating taking with her some cans of coke. On Monday whe was taken to the hospital to the ICU. She died on Wed. of Leptospirosis. It wa traced to the can of coke she drank out of the can. The can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis. Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly recommended to throughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of them. The cans are stocked in warehouses and tansported straight to stores without being cleaned. A study shows that the tops of cans are more contaminated that public toilets full of germs and bacteria. I'm as guilty as anyone else of drinking out of those cans without washing them, but I may think twice now. Ickkkk! I hope this don't cause a big controversy like my 01,02,03etc did.