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Faizah Ahmed is an undergraduate at the George Washington University in the biomedical engineering program with a minor in biophysics. Her studies focus primarily on medical devices and instrumentation, while her personal interests include exploring different cuisines, sporting events and videogames. Faizah was born and raised in the Washington, DC region, and hopes to attend graduate school there as well.

Foodborne illness is a serious health risk for pregnant women and their unborn babies.  During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system is weakened and it is harder for her body to fight off harmful foodborne microorganisms.

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Studies find that some soda fountain machines and lemon wedges in restaurants contain fecal matter.

A study conducted in Roanoke Valley, Virginia reveals that nearly half of all sodas dispensed from a sample of 30

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