Let’s talk about the proper way to flush the toilet: with the toilet seat down. According to Business Insider, when you flush the toilet with the seat open it results in a phenomenon called ‘toilet plume’ which sends aerosolized fecal particles to shoot up to 15 feet in the air. So every time you flush that toilet with the seat open you’re shooting poop 15 feet up, and this feces gets on everything in your bathroom.
-Microbiologist Philip Tierno told Tech Insider: ‘It is a good idea to lower the seat, especially if the bathroom is used by multiple people.’This is because aerosol plumes can actually reach a whopping height of 15 feet when the toilet is flushed.What’s even more scary is the fact that these potentially infectious bacteria and viruses can reach far across the room and even contaminate places such as the nearby sink, the floor and even your pot of toothbrushes. (via DailyMail)
Will flushing the toilet with the toilet seat down stop your entire life from being covered in poop? Unfortunatey, that’s not likely. According to this NYPost article, everything in the entire world is covered in poop….Literally everything…The report claims that those dumbbells you use at the gym are dirtier than your toilet seat. The list goes on and on!
Moral? Flush with toilet seat down and do your part to keep less poop in our common spaces.
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