Have you ever put paper over a toilet seat to protect a public toilet?
If so, you may have thought that all the seats were coated with extra protection against germs and bacteria.
Putting a liner on the seat doesn’t help.
In fact, laying paper products down doesn’t offer much protection against bacteria. According to experts, the main purpose of lining is to ease our mind – to make us believe that we are cleaner than we are.
Why are liners and toilet paper dirty?
Toilet liners and toilet paper are always near the bowl, so water splashes when you flush the toilet. Because no one puts the lid on when washing water. Of course, these paper products may be contaminated for other reasons.
These public toilets spray up to two meters high, so the toilet paper and liner are constantly exposed throughout the day.
So, putting the paper down doesn’t give you any extra protection. But the good news is that toilet seats do not transmit disease. This, of course, does not mean that they are completely clean. Only our skin is a defense against any harmful bacteria and disease.