KLTV 7 East Texas sent out six Netflix DVD mailers for testing by the pathology lab at University of Texas to check for bacteria and diseases.
We began our test by unsealing each Netflix envelope. We removed each disk from its sleeve, and the lab supervisor swabbed them front and back. Once each petri-dish was swabbed, the plates were placed inside an incubator.
A few days later, we found at least four different kinds of bacteria growing inside the plates. But it wasn't what Dr. Wallace expected.
"They were fairly clean," said Wallace. "If I took my fingers and laid them on the top of the plates, this is what you'd grow."
As for the disks themselves, Wallace said he found nothing that could potentially cause disease.
If you've ever wondered how clean the Netflix DVDs are, you should watch the video.