Sometimes, it just can't wait till you get home! But with the questionable sanitary state of public bathrooms, one has to wonder.
Should you have above or cover the seat with toilet paper? Are you really at risk of contamination? It may be surprising, but in a typical home, your cutting board has around 200 times more fecal matter on it than the average toilet seat.
Even worse is the dish sponge, which has around 200,000 times more bacteria. And while we've all seen our fair share of dirty public toilets, the truth is, if it passes the site test and seems okay; it’s probably cleaner than most other objects in a bathroom.
更嚇人的是百潔布 其細菌含量飚升到了20萬倍。盡管我們都在公共衛生間的骯臟出力，如果馬桶能通過現場測試 也看得過去，它就可能比衛生間的大多東西都要干凈。
Regardless, your skin is designed as an excellent barrier to microorganisms, Even though some bacteria such as E.Coli can survive on a toilet seat indefinitely, if you don't have an open sore near the it, or there isn't something foreign or sharp on the seat, the bacteria isn't likely to get inside your body.
And while placing a layer of clean paper on the seat may reduce your contact with germs, it's worth considering a few things:
First, the species of bacteria typically found on toilet seats are common skin microbes that most people already carry, meaning they pose little threat unless you are immune-compromised.
And secondly, chances are, microorganisms are already over everything in the bathroom. Seriously, simply flushing a toilet creates aerosolized bacteria, meaning that that toilet paper itself likely contaminated.
The risk of infection comes most frequently from improper hand washing followed by touching your mouth, eyes, or other bodily openings. If you're that worried about germs and insist on wasting toilet paper for your tooth, you should probably be in a biohazard suit, because either way, you're being exposed.
On the other hand, hovering over the toilet is a perfect alternative if you're grossed out, and gets a little workout in there as well, Otherwise, sit with confidence, wash your hands and when you're done, waltz over to that door and touch the handle that everybody who didn't wash their hands touched too.