Bathroom is one of the most commonly used area in our home or office. Because of this fact, most of us believe that it is also one of the dirtiest area as well. So if you are one of those paranoid about your health, here is an interesting read about the most common myths about washrooms and the actual truth behind them.
When you are planning to renovate your bathroom, see to it that there is an ample lighting and proper ventilation on it. Choose carefully the products to be use like the bathtub, shower, hand basins and others.
In addition, you can also paint your bathroom and put some mirror for it to look spacious and accommodating.
Myth – Toilet seat covers are imperative to stop germs from spreading
Truth – There is no factual basis to support this claim. Most researchers believe that using the toilet seat cover is more of a psychological concern than an actual hygiene problem. However, it is a safer bet to use the seat cover, or to use a paper lining before sitting down. Some cases of the drug resistant bacteria Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) have been shown to be spread through skin-to-skin contact and even though chances of the germ being transferred through a toilet seat are minimal, you can never be too careful.
Myth – Washing hands in a dirty washroom is of no use
Truth – This myth generates from the belief that all surfaces in the washroom are prone to germ build-up. But research proves that washing your hands in even the filthiest of washrooms increases your personal hygiene.
A ten second rinse under running water is good enough to get rid of most of the germs clinging to your hands. Once you are done washing, you can use a paper towel to dry your hands and another to turn off the tap.
To be even more cautious, you can also use a paper towel to open the door. Though door handles are not germ-prone surfaces, you will still be on the safer side of sorry by doing this.
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