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Dave Whitlock Chemical engineer gone 12 years without a shower

Dave Whitlock says there is no scientific basis proving showers to be the basis of healthy human hygiene

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The chemical engineer and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate from Boston, Massachusetts. Dave Whitlock told the Boston Globe there is no scientific basis proving showers to be the basis of healthy human hygiene. He rather use Mother Dirt AO+ Mist to keep his skin healthy and clean, a spray available off-the-shelf.

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“No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day,” he said.

In his words

“The AO+ Mist contains friendly ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, or AOB, which can act as skin cleansers to clean sweat and oil on the skin. The bacteria feed off of urea and ammonia in sweat and turn the substances into nitric oxide, which is good for the body’s blood vessels among other benefits"

“AOB were once a crucial part of the skin’s ecosystem, but they’ve been lost due to modern chemistry in today’s products and our lifestyles

However, AOBiome general manager of consumer products  Jasmina Aganovicm said.

“With Mother Dirt, we’re creating products that enhance and protect the skin biome. Last year we launched the AO+ Mist to a limited group and the response was overwhelmingly positive.”

Would you use a bacterial spray instead of taking a proper shower? Leave your comments.

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