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15 June 2017

Why you SHOULDN'T let your child play in a ball pit:

 

Why you SHOULDN'T let your child play in a ball pit: '99% of them are hives for germs because feces get lost at the bottom', company claims

  • A British stem-cell bank claims that ball pits are covered in feces and filth
  • The company had no scientific study, only relying on interviews with managers
  • Previous research confirms that ball pits do have a host of bacteria in them 
Ball pits are breeding grounds for germs because they are covered in poo, vomit and sticky substances, a company claims.

A British firm stated that 99.9 percent of these popular play areas are full of germs because feces are often lurking at the bottom.

To make this claim, they conducted interviews with dozens of workers who confessed that ball pits are rarely cleaned and are often covered in spilled juice, vomit and a slew of other germs.

Although the company had no scientific study on the subject, previous research confirms these play areas have potentially harmful bacteria in every corner.

A British stem-cell bank claims that 99.9 percent of ball pits are covered in feces and filth. Although the company had no scientific study on the subject, previous research confirms there is bacteria in ball pits

A British stem-cell bank claims that 99.9 percent of ball pits are covered in feces and filth. Although the company had no scientific study on the subject, previous research confirms there is bacteria in ball pits

The company behind the claim is stem-cell bank Stem Protect, whose managing director Mark Hall was alarmed by the ball pits that his children were playing in.

Hall said: 'I'm a parent of very young children, I've watched some of these places with my professional hat on and what I've learned has truly disturbed me.

'You take your kids to these ball pit play warehouses to have fun. But I've seen kids emerge with their legs covered in poo.

'And there worst thing was that it wasn't even their own. There was a nasty surprise package left at the end of one of the big slides by a previous customer, and all of a sudden it's everywhere.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4608650/Why-shouldn-t-let-child-play-ball-pits.html#ixzz4k9UZaAc8
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