You really have tried to hold in your bladder, but you just can’t any longer. Yeah, we know the feeling. And finally, you decide to go to the nearest public toilet and start fighting with a lot of germs. Well, don’t worry. You are not the only one going through this.
Half of the whole female population in U.S.A doesn’t sit on a toilet seat in a public toilet. Some chose to put a layer of toilet paper on the toilet seat before sitting on it in order to protect themselves from bacteria, not knowing actually that by so doing, they expose themselves at bacteria even more.
Toilet seats are designed to avoid hanging onto bacteria for too long. In fact, they’re one of the only objects found in public bathrooms that can boast that claim.
On the contrary, toilet paper is designed not to resist contamination from Escherichia coli and other bacteria.
Each time you flush, bacteria sprays in the air and lands on everything around within 6 ft. Some of them, land on the toilet seat, but because of its curves and its non-absorbent nature, bacteria can’t stay on the seat for too long. On the other hand, the bacteria can land on the toilet paper at most 3 ft away, because it’s extremely good for hanging of the bacteria. In fact, that’s why we use the toilet paper, you know.
Popular health show ‘The Doctors’ actually did a segment on common items that were far dirtier than toilet seats. Toilet paper dispensers topped that list.
Toilet paper producers constantly improve the quality of the toilet paper making it more absorbent.
So next time when you go in a public bathroom avoid using toilet paper on the seat, unless you are caring on with you.
Watch the video and everything will become clear.