When we meet in a public place and we need to go to the bathroom, we find ourselves in a dilemma. The public baths are usually quite disastrous. The floors are usually dirty, the seat splashed or the toilet broken – it is never pleasant, but in these cases, we usually do not have another choice.
What do you normally do when you’re in a situation like this? Are you one of those that stays with the legs in the air without touching any part of the toilet, of which you use protective covers or of that you build a barrier of toilet paper to sit down? If you are the latter, you should stop.
People think that toilets are covered in bacteria, but the seats are designed to avoid them. Its curve and its smooth surface prevent the bacteria from sticking to it, being secure enough to sit. If the public toilet is dry, you can’t get an infection because germs can’t multiply in the skin.
However, to flush the germs are spread throughout the bathroom and unfortunately, the surface of the toilet paper holder is perfect for collecting bacteria. When you use it to cleanse the face, hands, or come out through the nose we make it very easy for those germs to unpleasant come to our body.
However, the hand dryers also transmit many bacteria by the flow of air and so dry out the hands with paper is actually the more beneficial choice.
After knowing all this, what should we do to use a public bathroom? First of all, do not do a barrier of paper. You could be even closer to germs. In addition, you have to try to close the lid before flushing the tank for the bacteria to not grow and take your own wet wipes or hand sanitizers that do not capture harmful bacteria.