Okay, so it's a bit of a grim topic, but we all have to use a public leithris every once in a while, and if there is any method of making this a tolerable experience, we'll use it.
When you pop into the public loo, what's the first thing you do?
Well choose a stall, of course. But while that choice seems random, it could actually be extremely important if you want to avoid unnecessary contact with avoidable germs.
If you want to choose the most hygienic stall of them all, the first one is your best bet.
According to Dr. Mehmet Oz on Sharecare, a public health forum: "Experts theorise that people tend to skip the first stall in favour of stalls farther back to have a little more privacy."
"But because the first stall is used least often, it contains the lowest bacteria levels."
if u flush a public bathroom toilet with your hands i can't be your friend sorry. cancelled.
— ᴍᴀʀᴀʟ ᴀʙᴇᴅɪɴ (@maralabedin) April 6, 2017
"Instead of skipping the first stall, choose it to help avoid possible infections."
The middle ones are said to be the dirtiest loos, as these are the ones most people pick, according to Cosmo.
Good to know, now to purchase a large vat of hand sanitizer.
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