Here's why you really shouldn't ask for that slice of lemon with your drink 5 years ago

Here's why you really shouldn't ask for that slice of lemon with your drink

This might make your feel a little bit bitter.

Indy100 has reported that a 2007 study revealed there were dangerous levels of microbial growth in 70% of lemon slices sampled from 21 different restaurants.

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The study, which was published in the Journal of Environmental Health, reported that the microbes found all had the "potential to cause infectious disease at various body sites." Ouch.

Speaking to Elle UK, an NYU professor of microbiology said "People are touching the lemon in your glass, handling it, cutting it, placing it in a container or a cup, and then picking up those slices at a later point in time and dropping them into a drink and putting them on the rim of a glass."

And when you think about it that way, that slice of lime with your Corona certainly sounds like a far less appealing prospect.

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