Study: Nearly Half of Soda Fountains Contaminated with Bacteria

Ugh.

According to the International Journal of Microbiology, biologists in Roanoke, Virginia, analyzed 30 different soda fountains (20 self-serve and 10 staff-dispensed) for microbial contaminants and found that nearly half of them contained coliform bacteria — with 11 percent containing E. coli and 17 percent C. meningosepticum.

And most of the bacteria was resistant to some antibiotics.