In my series, The Places Germs Go, we are now in the most common place where germs reside: restrooms. It could either be at home or at public places.
Danger Alert: The risk of infection doesn’t only come from sitting on the toilet. The bigger risk is more subconscious; touching the seat, stall door, or sink with bare hands, and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Wash hands thoroughly for about 15 to 20 seconds. Avoid touching contaminated surfaces afterward.
- If the faucet is not motion-activated, take a paper towel to turn it off to avoid contaminating your hands.
- Close the lid before flushing the toilet to keep germs from contaminating nearby surfaces.