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KCBD Investigates: What bacteria is lurking on the lid of your soda can?


October 7, 2016

KCBD - Soda cans, iced coffee, flavored water, you can buy a variety of drinks that conveniently come in cans. We know what those cans are carrying on the inside, but what is lurking on the lid?

Then we took those cans to Dr. Michael San Francisco at Texas Tech University. Dr. San Francisco is Dean of the Honors College and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

"Ninety-nine percent of the microbes we encounter in the environment are generally innocuous," Dr. San Francisco said.

Read the story here.