Experts called the habit harmful to health. It can cause an infection.
Common mistakes that people make every day can be hidden health risks, scientists warn, Ukraine , Ukraingate , 6 , February , 2022 | Lifestyle
One of the most harmful to household habits, experts in cleanliness and hygiene call flushing the toilet, which is not covered by a seat cover. When you flush the water in the toilet with a raised seat, a fountain of microparticles of water mixed with waste is released into the air, experts explain. Such “clouds” contain bacteria that can be very harmful to health.
In addition, if the toilet is located in a shared bathroom, the habit of not closing it when flushing leads to the fact that harmful bacteria can settle and live for months on various surfaces, including toothbrushes, soap, towel rails. Their use can result in an infection known as gastroenteritis and accompanied by a number of negative symptoms: diarrhea, malaise, abdominal pain.
Expert advice. If it is not possible to close the toilet when flushing the water, if possible at this time you need to move away from it as far as possible. Also, always wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet. Keep the toothbrush indoors or under a cap.
Source : Ukrgate