Letter to the Editor

Bubblegum disease?

NipomoJune 10, 2013 

Cal Poly freshmen participating in Week of Welcome leave their mark on Bubblegum Alley during a tour of downtown San Luis Obispo in 2006.

JOE JOHNSTON — The Tribune Buy Photo

Has anyone investigated the possible health effects of Bubble Gum Alley? We know that the mouth is one of the most germ-laden parts of the body. If someone with a communicable disease plasters his/her gum on the wall, how long is the gum able to “dispense” the disease to passers-by?

If the health agencies haven’t looked into this, why not?

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