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Sourdough and Chemotherapy

Atropine's picture

Sourdough and Chemotherapy

An odd question....

I have a relative who is coming to visit who is undergoing chemotherapy.  Their white blood cell count is very very low, but they might be coming anyway.  Is there any risk to them with the sourdough cultures I have on my counter OR me working the sourdough and making bread?


plevee's picture

Any germs dangerous to your relative will come from the people, not the sourdough. Carry on kneading!