Hello everyone. before we start with this article, I would like to ask you a simple question – are you one of those people who always grabs a paper liner before sitting down on the loo?
Well, of course – you probably do that to prevent catching a disease from someone else’s splashes that may be left on the toilet seat, right?
But, what if we tell you that you should never put toilet paper on the toilet seat – ever again.
Here’s what you need to know – 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.
The experts say that if you cover the toilet seat with a toilet paper – you will do more harm than good.
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.
Basically, the 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.
So, you should avoid this method – unless you have your own toilet paper.
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