safety concerns when making my own kombucha

i just got a kombucha scoby from a friend and want to start making my own. as a medical student (read: hypochondriac), i'm a little nervous about how safe it is. any suggestions for how to ensure that the kombucha i brew is safe to drink? thanks!

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susan G. June 12, 2011
This article by Paul Stamets, one of the most respected experts on fungi, should give you the information you're looking for:
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