Saturday, January 3, 2009

Health benefits of toilet seats

Think All toilet seats are disgusting incubators for germs and bacteria? Do you use one of those little paper covers to "protect yourself" from all the unknown diseases that are thought to be on seats? Well think again! Your seat doesn't really need protecting. All those paper covers do is mentally separate your backside from the countless bums that have occupied the same space. Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, let's listen to a few medical resources:
"To my knowledge, no one has ever acquired an STD on the toilet seat -- unless they were having sex on the toilet seat!" according to Dr. Abigail Salyers, president of the American Society for Microbiology, quoted on WebMD. But wait...there's more!
As Columbia University's Health Promotion Program sums up: "Because toilet seats are not major culprits in spreading disease, paper or plastic seat covers offer little more than peace of mind." In fact, you have more to fear from bathroom door handles and faucets than from commodes.
And while we're on the topic, you might consider something to cover that phone receiver. A University of Arizona microbiology team tested a dozen office surfaces including the bathroom. The scientists found that phone receivers had 25,000 bacteria per square inch, while toilet seats had only 49 bacteria per square inch. Talk about calling in sick!
So you see, Toilet seats actually are safer and healthier than phones, doorknobs, or faucets. They actually PREVENT germ growth! So take my advice: Replace your phone, faucets, and doorknobs with toilet seats! It's the only logical solution. ( I do not, however, think toilet seats should be used for protection against STD's, That's just plain weird!)


Amanda (Blake) Fall said...

I'm just trying to figure out how to dial a phone number with my toilet seat...hmmm.... thanks for the laugh and the nice comment! :)

Happy New Year!

-Amanda/Persistent Green

JodisCraftEmporium and More said...

awesome post. It always drove me nuts that I had friends that wouldn't use a public restroom. I am definitely going to share this with them.

Handi said...

Ethan: Very nice Post... You hit it on the Nail on that one...

Now you wil have to come up with a Toilet Seat phone and take a Picture of it...


raf said...

Actually that's true!What's goes inside is what makes us sick..and on a toilet..things go outside..
Thanks to pass by my blog and to live a comment!
Lovely seats!You are an artist!


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