People light up to take the edge off and enjoy life just a little bit more. Nothing wrong with that — but, if you’re coughing, cramping or experiencing a massive headache, nothing on the planet is going to help you relax. Ironically enough, if you aren’t feeling up to par, it’s possible a dirty bong could be the culprit.
Stale, stagnant water sitting in a bong bowl is a breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, viruses and yeast. Smoking a bowl “filtered” through the equivalent of pond scum can transport all sorts of nasty pathogens into your mouth and lungs. Some contaminants can cause mild dizziness or fatigue, and others could expose you to extremely serious illnesses including Hepatitis A, pneumonia and strep throat.
The accompanying resource goes into more detail about the malicious microbes floating around in a dirty bong, and more importantly, explains how to clean that bong to reduce the threat and enjoy pot the way nature intended.