ou 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.

HOW SO?

Toilet seats are made to avoid hanging on bacteria on them for a long period of time. 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.

According to the popular health show called ‘The Doctors’, who made a list of dirtiest items in the bathroom, it was proven that the toilet paper dispenser was on the top of that list. Toilet paper producers constantly improve the quality of the toilet paper making it more absorbent.

The same case is with toilet seat covers.

In fact, putting a toilet seat cover or making one from a toilet paper only make you feel protected than it actually protects you from bacteria.

Therefore, the best solution is to carry your own disinfectant wipes to clean the toilet seat before sitting on it.

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ou 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...