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yep, the kitchen's usually the least-sanitary room in the house.

mm, germs.
I think we can blame part of those stats on meat eaters who like to sling around salmonella and E. coli. But then again, I know my kitchen isn't exactly sanitized either
 

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I'm not a meat eater, but I sling around salmonella and e.coli. Sometimes. Usually only on Mondays or whatever. Nothing's ever good on TV on Mondays.
Yeah Mondays can be rough. But you can't just let the germs win you over.. resist the dark side
 

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I read somewhere that the bottom of your shoes are the most bacteria laden thing in your house, and toilet seats comparatively were far less of a concern.
I've read: toilet seats/covers are less a concern when compared to kitchen sinks.
 

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I've read: toilet seats/covers are less a concern when compared to kitchen sinks.
Nonetheless, I think I'll stick with washing my produce in the sink, not in the toilet bowl.
 

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that reminds me of this pool party I went to when I was about 9 or 10. There was this young girl there who crapped in her swimsuit, took it off, and swung it around above her head.

That was gross.


Oh man, I just laughed so hard. I can see this little kid slinging poop over her head........
(still laughing)
 

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I must say that I am more than a bit skeptical about many of these claims and about the idea that this "research" has been published for over 30 years and yet has had no impact on medical advice, bathroom design, etc.

I'd certainly be willing to place some sort of cover over my toothbrushes to protect them from the "aerosol" of bacteria, and I'd certainly be willing to put the lid down every time before flushing, but many of the other things seem far-fetched.

It would seem that if what was in the article were true, then people would simply behave differently in their bathrooms. For example, it would be fairly easy to place some sort of cover over the toilet before flushing (with the lid down), like a thick towel, to contain the "spray." So, why does no one do this? Why have I never heard of anyone doing this? Not even very health conscious people, sick people, immune-compromised people, etc.?

It seems also that since we have sinks in hospitals and medical facilities that have handles that doctors do not have to touch with their hands when scrubbing before surgery, that we could have the same sort of sinks installed in our homes. But no one does this, not even doctors, AFAIK.

I am just skeptical of the whole thing.
 

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I must say that I am more than a bit skeptical about many of these claims and about the idea that this "research" has been published for over 30 years and yet has had no impact on medical advice, bathroom design, etc.

I'd certainly be willing to place some sort of cover over my toothbrushes to protect them from the "aerosol" of bacteria, and I'd certainly be willing to put the lid down every time before flushing, but many of the other things seem far-fetched.

It would seem that if what was in the article were true, then people would simply behave differently in their bathrooms. For example, it would be fairly easy to place some sort of cover over the toilet before flushing (with the lid down), like a thick towel, to contain the "spray." So, why does no one do this? Why have I never heard of anyone doing this? Not even very health conscious people, sick people, immune-compromised people, etc.?

It seems also that since we have sinks in hospitals and medical facilities that have handles that doctors do not have to touch with their hands when scrubbing before surgery, that we could have the same sort of sinks installed in our homes. But no one does this, not even doctors, AFAIK.

I am just skeptical of the whole thing.
I'd say none of these things have happened because it is more of a 'yuck' factor than a serious health risk.
 

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It would seem that if what was in the article were true, then people would simply behave differently in their bathrooms.
You would think that about people who still eat meat with all the true articles on slaughter houses and health problems caused by meat..........
 

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I saw a thing on mythbusters, and i'm pretty sure no matter where you keep your toothbrush (even in the medicine cabinet) toilet bacteria will get to it... I could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure that was the results of their study.
I keep mine in the kitchen for that reason and because the cat likes to chew on the ones in teh bathroom. Yuck!
 

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Nonetheless, I think I'll stick with washing my produce in the sink, not in the toilet bowl.
Good idea!!!

Handwashing is the single most important thing that all of us can do to prevent disease, especially this time of year.
 

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I've said it before, I'll say it again: I don't use seat covers, I don't squat. I put my butt right on the seat. I think my butt germs can take their butt germs in a battle.
Helllllloooo crab lice!


And about why institutional and commercial buildings don't have toilet seats... They are just another thing vulnerable to breakage and/or vandalism and nobody would bother to close them, but somone would have to clean them.
 
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