You are probably aware that public restrooms are the perfect surrounding for bacteria that cause diseases. Although we tend to avoid public toilets, sometimes, when nature calls, there is no other option. Usually, people get shocked when they open the toilet door and many actually put toilet paper on the seat in order to avoid contact between the buttocks and the toilet seat. At first glance, this appears as the right solution. However, it isn’t the most safe and efficient way to avoid bacteria. Believe it or not, this could be the worst way!
Toilet seats are designed in a very smart way. Their particular shape and the smooth surface are constructed in a way to prevent bacteria from spreading. This means that bacteria cannot multiply on bare skin, therefore, any contact with the toilet seat is not so bad after all. On the other hand, sitting on a toilet paper is an entirely different story.
Very frequently, people forget to close the toilet door down after using it, and, as a result, the bacteria from the toilet bowl spread through the bathroom and they nestle in the toilet paper. This is because the toilet paper’s surface is the perfect surrounding for bacteria. The same goes for the crane and the hand dryers. Most of the time, we touch the crane with our hands which only leads to circulation of the bacteria in the restroom. All in all, next time you go to a public toilet, remember that the toilet paper is probably dirtier than the seat itself.