This is the true story of the ugly duckling: Dark mould could be multiplying inside your favourite bath toys. Armed with a craft knife and handsaw, this reporter took it upon himself to find out what bath users were really washing in. Should you be alarmed?

The rubber ducky and other toys are a mainstay of the Kiwi family bath time - but also a haven for mould and bacteria.

Being in damp, warm conditions means the toys - often used to suck in a squirt out water - can harbour hidden nasties.

The Herald put the call out to

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