There are a few misconceptions that women’s restrooms are cleaner than men’s. And while it may appear that way at first, women’s restrooms are at just as much risk to be filled with disease and germs as men’s are. To keep these problems at bay, there are several habits you can learn to enact in your daily public restroom usage that will improve not only your hygiene, but everyone’s hygiene. Keep in mind that the word “public” is an important part of the public restroom! Others are going to be using the same space. Here’s how to make a women’s bathroom safer and cleaner for everyone involved.
1. Flush the Toilet
A surprising amount of people still forget to flush the toilet when they leave the stall. Or, sometimes, women don’t want to lean over the toilet and expose themselves to the spray when it flushes. Leaving your waste in the toilet can prevent others from using it, which, in turn, leads to the waste resting in the toilet for hours. This can breed disease and a lot of health issues. If you must, flush the toilet with your foot at the very least, to protect others from germs.
2. Wash and Dry Hands Well
You’re supposed to sing “Happy Birthday” twice in the amount of time it takes to wash your hands. Many of us simply rinse and soap and are done with the function, but washing hands does involve a little more work. Once you’ve actually washed your hands thoroughly, you must also dry them to the best of your ability. Wet skin is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, so keeping your hands as dry as possible after using a public restroom is a must.
3. Dispose of Hygiene Products Correctly
There are little sanitary bins on the sides of stalls in women’s bathrooms for a reason. They’re there so you can safely and hygienically dispose of feminine hygiene products without putting anyone else at risk. Blood contact can be a serious issue, so it’s important none of that ends up on the floor or the toilet seat. Also, ensure you aren’t flushing whatever can’t be flushed! Clogging toilets in public restrooms can obviously lead to overflow, which is a huge hygienic issue.
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