Am I the only person who watched the Today Show story about a flushing toilet spreading bacteria as far as twenty feet away and started wondering about getting myself an outhouse? Uck, gross and all of that! I never realized that flushing a toilet was potentially hazardous, but now that I do, what can I do to lessen the danger of making myself or my family sick from flushing toilets? Well, luckily, I don’t really need to go to the extreme of putting an outhouse in. Here are a few tips for keeping all that ick out of the air:
- Close the lid before you flush. Shutting the toilet lid keeps germs from floating out of the toilet.
- Use a UV cleaner to get rid of any germs on your toothbrushes from any “Oops, I forgot!” flushes.
- Store as many items as possible in drawers or cabinets to keep them as clean as possible.
Oh, and by the way. While you are at it? Tell Bert to toss his duckie. The same article talks about the danger of bath toys with holes in them. Toys with holes end up with water that is pretty much like sewer water inside. Double uck. Double gross. And all of that.