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Saturday, March 18, 2017

What happens when you don't use a toilet seat cover?

There's a certain comfort in the toilet seat cover, the tissue-thin layer of grace between your bare behind and a piece of cold, dirty plastic. But what happens if you forgo the cover, boldly plopping down on a surface crawling with who knows what?

Probably nothing, according to public health experts. Seat covers do not stop germs, they said, and you're not likely to catch an infection from a toilet, anyway.

Toilet seat covers are absorbent and bacteria and viruses are tiny, able to pass through the relatively large holes in the cover's paper, said Kelly Reynolds, a public health researcher at the University of Arizona. That means they don't stop the spread of germs, she said, but the risk of germ transmission from your skin touching a toilet seat is unlikely in the first place.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

don't sit.(map)

Anonymous said...

I just stand up an pee flush any germs that might be there. Works fine at Home Depot. Less risky than the people at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

I would go in a buzzards nest before using a Walmart toilet.

Anonymous said...

ewwww