Scientists have proved that eating freshly drowned snow is safe for health
Scientists of the Romanian University showed that eating freshly fallen snow, which lay less than two days, is safe for health. Over time, however, the risk of contamination of frozen water by bacteria and mold is increased. This is reported by The Washington Post.
Researchers collected snow from the park and near the roundabout in the Romanian city of Mercury-Chuk in January and February, placing samples in hermetically sealed sterile containers. The samples were kept at minus 17.4-1.1 degrees Celsius. Then scientists followed the development of bacteria and mold in them.
It turned out that with the content of January snow for one day the number of bacteria increased to five per square millimeter. In February samples, this figure was four times higher. Moreover, in very fresh snow, which dropped to a maximum of 12 hours ago, the content of microorganisms was insignificant, but two days later there were dozens of microbes.