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From our WPG Talk Radio 95.5 Believe it or not Department.

Here’s something that you might not have known about before now.

Some people are bathing/showering much less during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many reasons for this. Many people have worked from home, so they just don’t see the need to shower on a daily basis.

Still others are trying to conserve water and energy. Some have gone to a once-a-week bathing/shower schedule.

I first learned about this in a New York Times article. As with most things in life these days ... Some of it I agreed with. Some of it, I didn’t.

The report shared that “an eight-minute shower uses up to 17 gallons of water, according to the Water Research Fund. Running water for even five minutes uses as much energy as running a 60-watt light bulb for 14 hours, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.”

And frequent washing means using more soap, which is often made with petroleum.

“The individual choice to stop showering or bathing daily is a critical one to make at a time when environmentalists are calling on countries to take more action against climate change,” concluded the report.

For the record, I’m a big fan of bathing or showering each and every day.

This item, See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers. appeared first in the New York Times.

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SOURCES: The New York Times. The Water Research Fund.