When I read this report on TipHero.com, it shocked me because I’ve been using toilet paper to line toilet seats or blow my nose for years.
According to Dr. William Schaffer, M.D., a professor of preventative medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, “toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents-you won’t catch anything.” It turns out that most toilet seats are made from materials that prevent bacteria from spreading, and are rounded for the same reason.
He says the germs in a restroom are in the toilet paper! WHAT?! But it kind of makes sense since toilet paper is absorbent and everyone uses their dirty bare hands to touch toilet paper and less so to touch the toilet seat. Read the whole thing here.
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