Do you know what’s growing in your dishwasher? Do you want to?

I’ll go ahead and answer that for you — it’s a definite “no.” At least according to this study, which looked at what grows in the biofilms (“goop”) that form along dishwasher door seals. First of all, it’s kind of amazing that anything can survive the crazy environmental fluctuations of a dishwasher: from heat to salts and detergents, dishwashers are designed to destroy organic matter. But life finds a way, and apparently in biofilms, which in this case included large numbers of bacterial a

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