Avoiding Shower Liner Slime
The compact and portability feature of Clingless Curtain Keeper is especially popular with travelers that wish to avoid the infamous shower liner slime that we sometimes encounter while on the road. Avoiding contact with the shower liner while showering is not only more pleasant, it is also healthier for you.
Have you ever noticed a thin film of pink mildew on your shower curtain? While some call it “soap scum,” scientists refer to this as “lush microbial biofilm.” (We know. Gross.) A study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology found that vinyl shower curtains are a breeding ground for microbes, including sphingomonas and methylobacterium, which can lead to infection.
The shower liner is home to many toxic bacteria that is often left unnoticed. That is, until someone in the family catches a staph infection, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, septicemia, or some form of a skin condition. Yep, believe it or not, bacteria left lingering on the Shower Liner is worse than bacteria found in the toilet.
The above-mentioned study recommends frequently cleaning or disposing your shower curtains, every three months. We recommend ditching the cheapo vinyl curtains for a machine-washable version but even then, it should be replaced every six. Also by cleaning the Shower Liner with bathroom cleaner just once a week, you can minimize these unwanted germs (and illnesses) from you and your loved ones.
While you can control the cleanliness of your bathroom at home, others may not take this personal care. We recommend using Clingless Curtain Keeper to make sure the Shower Liner doesn't touch you while showering so you can have peace of mind while enjoying your shower experience.
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