The Truths and Myths About Diseases in Public Restrooms

How much truth is there to diseases you can receive from dirty bathrooms? And what do you really need to watch out for when it comes to being wary of your bathroom hygiene?

How much truth is there to diseases you can receive from dirty bathrooms? And what do you really need to watch out for when it comes to being wary of your bathroom hygiene?

Imagine that you’re on a road trip to Disney World.  Driving down I-95 for twelve hours is no easy task, and doing that in one go means you’re going to be seeing a lot of restrooms along the way.  Whether it’s at a fast food joint or a rest stop, or you’re unfortunate enough to need a gas station bathroom, the idea of a public restroom is never going to be appealing.  Of course, one of your main concerns would be what nasty diseases you could catch from just touching the door handle.  How much truth is there to diseases you can receive from dirty bathrooms?  And what do you really need to watch out for when it comes to being wary of your bathroom hygiene?  Read on to find out.

The Myths

 

First of all, let’s get a few wive’s tales out of the way.  One of the most common conceptions is that you can catch an STI from a public restroom.  The only way this could happen is if you’re having sex in said bathroom (not recommended).  Fortunately, the chance of contracting an STI from a toilet seat is very, very low.  The infection won’t survive for very long when it isn’t on a human body, and even if it did, you’d have to have open wounds all over your thighs.  You’re also probably not going to catch the common cold from a bathroom; when we catch these viruses, it’s because we’re in close contact with those who are infected.  Your immune system is usually good enough to protect you.

 

The Facts

 

So, what can actually hurt you in public restrooms?  Streptococcus, staphylococcus, E. coli, shigella, hepatitis A, and a lot of other common stuff.  The main problem is that many people don’t practice general hygiene.  Not washing your hands can lead to quite a lot of germ spread.  Always be sure to wash after using the bathroom, and spend about a full minute doing so.  It may look silly, but you won’t get sick.  Consider, also, that flushing a toilet releases fecal matter and urine into the air and, microscopically, onto surfaces.  So, don’t use toilet paper that’s been left out of a covered container.  And don’t waste your time standing around in the stall after you flush–leave immediately.  Keep your hands clean by using a paper towel to open doors or turn off faucets.  Simply existing in a dirty bathroom puts you at extremely low risk for transmission of something, however unconvincing that may be.

 

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