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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Team - 3:02 AM

Many people around the world, including me, always put a toilet paper on the toilet seat – whenever they go to the public restroom. Well, I really think that the “ick” factor is responsible for that.

Can I ask you a simple question – are you one of those people who always grabs a paper liner before they sit down on the toilet seat? So, if your answer is yes, then you probably do that to prevent catching a disease from someone else’s splashes that may be left on the toilet seat, right?

And you probably think that you’re doing the right thing, right? But, hold on for a second – what if we tell you that you should never put toilet paper on the toilet seat – ever again?

Well, it turns out that these liners may have more to do with providing comfort and reassurance to the user than actually doing anything to prevent disease. The experts say that’s because toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents — so, you won’t catch anything. Toilet seats were once thought to be a way of transmitting gastrointestinal or sexually transmitted infections, but that idea has since been refuted in research.

You should also know that if you cover the toilet seat with a toilet paper – you will do more harm than good. And now, you probably ask yourself – why? Well, the toilet paper is loaded with harmful viruses and bacteria, which can harm your health. So, when people are done – they all flush, but they don’t put the toilet seat down. And this study has discovered that these splashes can go up to 2 m in height. So, all the harmful bacteria go on the toilet paper.

And, the experts say that the main reason why those liners exist is because of toilets’ inherent “ick” factor. And, we’re not saying that there aren’t disease-causing bacteria — such as E. coli and streptococcus — on a toilet seat. But, the good thing about our bodies, is that the skin on our behinds serves as an effective, protective barrier. We highly recommend that you should avoid this method – unless you have your own toilet paper. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.

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  1. Yeah. Uh huh. Just pull off the first foot of toilet paper, throw it in the toilet and you're good to go. Literally. And still use those party hats. Use three. Put one of them on the edge of the toilet seat and your pants will not touch the edge of that gross toilet. Make sure you wash your hands and get the paper towel before you wash your hands. Use the soap. When your hands are still soapy, wash the handle too. Then rinse the hand that touched the faucet. Wash that hand again with soap still on your other hand. Rinse your hands, and put a little water to rinse the faucet that you just washed. Dry your hands with only the paper towel. Do not use the auto dryers. Those are germ spreaders. Use the towel you used to dry your hands to open the door to exit the public bathroom. After that, wash your hands one more time when you get home. Posted by a retired nurse.