How to Stay Safe in a Public Restroom?
- According to some studies, almost one-third of infectious illness could be eliminated by proper hand washing. So was your hands properly after using a public toilet/restroom.
- Avoid using toilets that do not flush.
- Avoid toilets that look dirty or wet.
- Never, ever go barefoot into a public restroom, especially in a dorm restroom.
- If you must use a toilet that looks dirty or wet, properly line it with one or maybe even two rows of toilet paper. You could also try to "hover" above the toilet seat.
- Public bathrooms are dens of germ infestation that can lead to diseases such as: streptococcus, E.coli, hepatitis A, and staphylococcus.
- Most establishments public bathroom layouts include multiple doors that even after washing hands a handle is necessary to exit causing germs to be transmitted back to the hands.
- Put friendly reminder signs are posted on restroom walls reminding patrons to wash their hands as well as creative sanitary reminder signs.
- Always accompany your child to public restroom and explain him/her the importance of being clean and safe.
- When your system is already down from allergies or a cold, any introduction of pesky bacteria can extend your sick leave from days to weeks. So be extra careful when you are not well.
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