Before canned beverages make their way to our hands, they pass through the hands of many others, such as store employees, clerks vendors and more. These beverage cans also sit in shelved in factories, warehouses, coolers, vending machines and other storage areas. During all this time the can top, brim and can spot are exposed to many contaminants that can pose a health risk to you and your loved ones.
Such potential diseases are,
Leptospirosis: can be caused by infected rats, mice and other rodent urine.
The Hanta Virus: is carried by rodents, especially deer mice. The virus is found in their urine and feces, but it does not make the animal sick.
There is also the potential for feces related bacteria such as eColi. From rodents, store clerks, vendor(s) handling and more.
All this and more can potentially be found on the drinking area and can top rim.