According to Charles Gerba, PhD, PhD, a professor of microbiology at University of Arizona in Tucson, flushing the toilet with the lid up is not wise. "Polluted water vapor erupts out of the flushing toilet bowl and it can take several hours for these particles to finally settle -- not to mention where," he says. "If you have your toothbrush too close to the toilet, you are brushing your teeth with what's in your toilet."Again, assuming all 4 of my readers are adults, I’m sure you all are knowledgeable of the public act of "The Courtesy Flush.” In case you’re not, urbandictionary.com says:
A flush done in the middle of doing your business to either A) reduce the smell or B) reduce the chances or clogging the toilet.Stay with me here.
Remember, Dr. Gerba said “polluted water vapor erupts out of the flushing toilet bowl,” and the lid should be closed when flushing the toilet.
You with me?
When you’re giving a courtesy flush, you’re sitting on the toilet, right?
So what does this mean?
The bacteria from the toilet is shooting up in my…
So, when nature calls while I'm out and about, am I putting my Nina at risk for the courtesy of strangers?
I need to rethink this.
K to the...