This is why you should always close the toilet lid before flushing - I had no idea
An important question for anyone reading this: Do you close the lid before flushing the toilet?
If the answer is yes - that's great! Keep doing it.
For those of you who answered no, here is some information that will change your habit. This is why you should always close the lid of the toilet when flushing the water.
Yes, your toilet is a germ bomb.
This may not be something new to you but there are ways you can prevent the bacteria from spreading to the rest of your toilet and bathroom.
One gram of feces contains 10 million viruses, a million bacteria and 1,000 parasitic cysts and 100 parasitic eggs, according to Initial hygiene services.
And the bacteria that spreads out can survive for weeks. The reason is the humid environment in the toilet.
Every time you flush the water, experts estimate that about a million bacteria come out of the toilet. And they do not stay inside the toilet - unless you close the lid.
The toilet 'launches' millions of bacteria that can even reach your toothbrush.
This has been well documented since Dr. Charles Gerba published his famous study in 1975. According to the study, E. Coli bacteria can remain in the air after flushing the water for six hours.
The toilet "sneezes out" millions of bacteria - which can reach your toothbrush
Can you guess where all these bacteria are going? Well the carpet, bath, towels, toothbrush, deodorant on the shelf..
Microbes inside the toilet can reach a distance of 7 meters, and stick to you, surfaces, and basically anything. This is called 'the sneezing effect'. This is what happens when the falling water bounces up small droplets, which contain micro-organisms associated with fecal and urine residues.
But perhaps the most important thing is this:
"The most important thing is to wash your hands thoroughly. For at least 20 seconds, wash your hands thoroughly. Many people use disinfectant when trying to protect themselves from disease and vomiting, but it is not enough.
A hand disinfectant can be an addition to hand washing - but do not replace it.", Says Bjorn Halquist, director of the hygiene service company Initial.
Please share this important information so that everyone does the right thing before leaving the bathroom.