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soda pop & bottle cap rust: do me in??

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soda pop & bottle cap rust: do me in??

silence9 | Jan 14, 2010 02:59 PM

Hi there... Every now and then, I enjoy purchasing old fashioned pop brands and other esoteric soda/pop in glass bottles from the local specialty store. Usually, at least one glass soda bottle will have a bottle cap that displays what appears to be rust on the inner surface of the cap and (more to the point) on the surface of the glass bottle's open rim. Sometimes I just try wiping the glass bottle's rim clean and sometimes I take a wet napkin and try to do a more thorough job of it, in my attempts to remove the 'rust' on the lip. The I start obsessing over whether the water on the damp napkin has caused the rust to dissolve and drip/flow into the sea of soda pop in the glass bottle. Not to mention, the thought of the originally sealed bottle being tipped and laid on its side, wherein the soda pop itself is coming into contact with the rusted inner surface of the bottle cap. My question is: should rust make its way into my soda or onto my lips while imbibing, can rust harm an individual as it streams across my gums and goes thru the digestive tract. Or is rust only dangerous on nails and screws that one, say, steps upon, and then the wound selas itself around the rust.? I cannot count the number of otherwise delcious and ice cold bottles of esoteric/expensive sodas I've poured down the drain, after waffling over this particular bit of self-induced paranoia? Does such an occurence bother others?? Thanks...

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