Scientists were allowed to have snow
Romanian scientists University showed that eating fresh snow, which lay less than two days, safe for health.
Over time, however, increases the risk of contamination of frozen water bacteria and mold. About it reports The Washington Post.
The researchers collected the snow from the Park and near the roundabout in the Romanian city of Miercurea Ciuc in January and February by placing the samples in sealed sterile containers. Samples were kept at temperature a minus of 17.4−1.1 degrees Celsius. The researchers then followed the development of bacteria and mold in them.
It turned out that when the content of the January snow in one day the number of bacteria increased to five per square millimeter. At the February samples, this figure was four times higher. At the same time very fresh snow up to 12 hours, the content of microorganisms was insignificant, but after two days, there were dozens of microbes.