Toilet paper on the toilet seat is something that many people do whenever they go to the public restroom.
If you are one of those people, you probably do that to prevent catching a disease from someone else’s splashes that may be left on the toilet seat, right?
You certainly feel that’s the right thing to do, but this article is going to tell you that you should never put toilet paper on the toilet seat ever again!
Take a look at it and you’ll see why is that so!
Actually, these liners may have more to do with providing comfort and reassurance to the user than actually doing anything to prevent diseases. Experts claim that 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. Nevertheless, researches confirmed that this fact isn’t true.
If you cover the toilet seat with a toilet paper, you will do more harm than good. Why is that so? Toilet paper itself 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. According to a study, these splashes can go up to 2 m in height and if that’s so, all the harmful bacteria go on the toilet paper.
There certainly are disease-causing bacteria, such as E. coli and streptococcus on a toilet seat, but, the good thing about our bodies is that our skin serves as an effective and protective barrier, so unless you always bring your own toilet paper to put it on the toilet seat, try this instead. Your skin is a barrier itself. It will protect you as it should.