How Dirty are Mouth Guards?

Testing reveals grimy side of the gridiron

When most parents think about sports injuries, especially on the gridiron, they tend to think about sprains, strains, broken bones – and even concussions.

But new research has exposed a previously unknown threat to athletes’ health – a threat lurking in the form of dangerous bacteria and other germs hiding in the cheapest part of a football uniform, namely the protective mouth guard.

SOURCE: abc news 15 Arizona.

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