We here at Home Harmonizing have harped numerous times about the advantage of the squatting technique used in toilets. And interestingly, there is more to squatting than just the aligned posture; the touch-free ‘hovering’ space between yourself and the water closet seemingly makes things more hygienic.
Unfortunately, many of us tend to have weak knees and thighs that make those squats pretty painful and unwieldy to achieve. So what is the other ‘hygienic’ solution? Well, the answer for many of us would be to of course smartly drape the toilet seat with paper. But is the procedure really effective in shielding against the harmful bacteria? Startlingly, the answer is NO from the scientific people at AsapSCIENCE.
According to them, a toilet paper over the seat does help in mitigating the germs from the physical plane of the toilet. But unfortunately, the germs are already all over the toilet space (including the air) in your bathroom. This happens due to the aerosolized bacteria that are ‘sprayed’ into the air by even simple actions such as flushing. In other words, the germs probably reside ON the ‘clean’ toilet paper that you are going to use for covering up the seat!
Now, many of us germaphobes might not be too excited about this ‘myth busting’ piece of news. But ignorance is not always bliss, especially when it comes to the realm of hygiene. So, it wouldn’t really hurt to take quick gander at the nifty video below from AsapSCIENCE.