The ball pit is the most basic equipment that you may easily find in any playing area but how would you react if I tell you that that the same equipment can make you really really sick?
This is not me saying but a group of researchers who wanted to check if the playing area is safe for kids or not checked the pit and found out that not just one but all such pit are filled with bacteria which can be too dangerous.
The University of North Georgia took out a study and examined 6 ball pits from different sites and found out about 31 kinds of bacteria that were capable enough to make you sick with infections in the bladder to infections in heart lining.
They say why the same happens is because places with ball pits can go months without cleaning it up which can help the bacteria to develop.
Researchers have given the warning that the equipment attracts a lot of kids because of its bright colors and its function and thus the matter is of serious concern. They said that they believe there should be a standardized sanitation practice to keep these bacteria away.
This new study was published in the American Journal of Infection Control that states that the main purpose of using these ball pits is that these are great tactile and visual trainers for the kids. This is also used as therapy while kids play.
Because of the same, the research was conducted over 6 machines from health clinics, now can you imagine how absurdly dirty and filled with bacteria the pits in the public places will be if they are so dirty in the health clinics?
One of the researches conducted in the play area of McDonald’s gave the result that there were more bacteria on the ball pit then there were on the toilet seat. Rest I will leave to your understanding.
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