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Do You Put The Lid Down Before You Flush The Toilet? See Why You Must

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Ilori Titilayo

This act is one of the most annoying customs in many homes when one forgets to put the lid down before flushing the toilet.

After using the toilet we are always eager to flush because of the unpleasantness of our excrement.

Not closing the toilet lid before flushing is known as the ‘aerosol effect’. However, others refer to the unpleasant scenario as ‘toilet plume’.

According to scientists, not putting the toilet lid down before flushing, allows a cloud of bacteria to explode into the air.

Poo particles and other droplets spread into the air and settle on the bathroom walls, towels, toothbrushes and so on.

When you flush ‘an aerosol is created due to the rush of water into the bowl’. Each time this happens, any microbes deposited into the toilet may be sent into the surrounding

This will increase the risk of viruses such as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus, transmitting to another person.

Thus you should have a hand dryer in your house, here is why:

Hand dryers are known for their ability to disperse germs from people’s hands on to surrounding surfaces.

Hot-air hand dryers in public bathrooms kill bacteria from flushing toilets, it not a bad idea to one in your home.

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