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Sat, Jul 20 2:49pm · Best Shower heads for MAC in MAC & Bronchiectasis

There is conflicting information that can be confusing regarding showerheads and NTM. Some members are talking about using Shower Clear's "all-metal" showerheads as being safer than plastic showerheads for minimizing inhaling NTM in the shower; however a more recent study I read (Sept. 2018 – see article info at end) indicates that mycobateria in plastic showerheads were on average "two times lower than in showerheads that were constructed of either metal or a mix of metal and plastic components." (You can find the research study if you Google: Ecological Analyses of Mycobacteria in Showerhead Biofilms and Their Relevance to Human Health, by Matthew J. Gebert, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Angela M. Oliverio, Tara M. Webster, Lauren M. Nichols, Jennifer R. Honda, Edward D. Chan, Jennifer Adjemian, Robert R. Dunn, Noah Fierer
Mary Ann Moran, Editor, DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01614-18