If you are forced to use the toilet seat in a public place, then you should be careful and not directly sit on the toilet seat. Why, because there are so many people who have used the toilet, so vulnerable to transmit disease.
A study in England in 1991, followed by 528 female participants, a toilet user in an obstetrician’s clinic, revealed facts about their behavior in the toilet.
As many as 85 percent of women will bow down when using the toilet for doubt with cleanliness, 12 percent put toilet paper on the toilet, and 2 percent sit down immediately.
It indicates that awareness of personal hygiene and fear of disease transmission through toilet seat is very high.
Is it true that toilet seat is very risky to transmit disease, especially venereal disease? In theory it is. But mentioned in the study, the risk of transmission of venereal disease from the toilet seat is actually not too high.
Greater risk of transmission of viruses or bacterial diseases triggered by staphylococcus (meat-eating bacteria), norovirus, E. coli, Shigella, and Streptococcus because they are able to stick longer in porcelain toilet seat.
While the genital ticks that trigger some venereal disease, can not long stick in porcelain. Ticks are only attached to the towel or directly to the human skin.
To prevent transmission of various bacteria and viruses and genital ticks, you can use antiseptic wipes. According to the study, the use of tissue was shown to reduce the number of bacteria and germs significantly up to five times.
Washing hands with soap to clean is the best way to prevent disease and infection of bacteria that exist in public places. In addition, you need to know that germs are not only in the toilet seat but also in the door handle, flush holders, tap handles, hand dryers, and towels.