9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020.

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The toilet is one of the most used parts but least taken care of. Bathroom etiquette is essential for healthy living space so here are 9 common mistakes you probably make in the bathroom.

There are some of the things you thought you were doing right but trust me after going through this list, you’ll be surprised. According to Charles P. Gerba, a microbiologist from the University of Arizona, “Fecal matter and urine can fly as far as six feet away from the toilet bowl during each flush”. Close the lid before you flush to keep those gross particles in your toilet and out of the air.

1. Sitting on the toilet too long

According to, sitting on the latrine for too long can ruin your life. People tend to use their toilet time to books, magazines or scroll through social media. Sitting on the ceramic throne for too long can cause haemorrhoids because the seated position places a lot of pressure on the veins in your lower rectum which can swell or bulge.

A man sitting on the toilet for too long

The most common symptom of haemorrhoids is rectal bleeding but you may experience itchiness or discomfort around the rectal area. This is just a quick reminder that the toilet isn’t the place for personal time.

2. Keeping your toothbrush too close to the toilet

Toothbrushes should be kept about four feet away from the toilet because, as noted earlier faecal matter and urine can fly from the toilet bowl when you flush and live the lid open.

9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020.

It should not also be placed on the sink due to splashes from soap and dirty water.

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3. Not washing your hands long enough

According to the CDC, all it takes is twenty seconds to give your hands a proper scrubbing with soap and water. 95 per cent of people don’t wash their hands long enough to effectively kill germs based on a Michigan state university study with the average hand-washing time of only six seconds.

4. Forgetting to clean your toothbrush

Researchers have found that about 10million germs of icky bacteria like E.coli on the average toothbrush.

A beautiful lady covering her faces and opening her mouth

It’s important to rinse your toothbrush well after each use and occasionally soak it in vinegar for about 30 minutes to get rid of any leftover bacteria, making your toothbrush replacements every three months.

5. You use your cell phone in the bathroom.

If you catch-up on Instagram or go a few rounds in Candy Crush while sitting on the toilet, consider this:

9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020.

Anything you take into the bathroom can get contaminated with lingering germs or faecal matter (16% of cell phones have it, according to a 2011 study). And even if you wash your hands after every bathroom break, we’re guessing you don’t also disinfect your phone … and then you put it to your face when your mom calls later on.

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6. You don’t shut the toilet lid when you flush.

In a recent Scrubbing Bubbles survey, 60% of respondents indicated that they skip this important hygienic habit. And this is a big deal: If you leave the lid up when you flush, germy water particles (and, whatever else is in the toilet) can spray across the room — up to six feet away from the toilet.

9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020.

This fact was first discussed in a 1975 study completed by germ expert Dr Charles Gerba, and has been proven time and again. He and his team found that bacteria can linger in the air long enough to settle in a filthy film all around the room — so make sure everyone in your household is on board with a lid-down flushing protocol.

7. You store your toothbrush in the medicine cabinet.

You might think this a clever way to keep toilet bacteria from reaching your brush, but you could be trading one ill-advised move for another.

Trapped in a cabinet or container, your brush may not be able to dry between uses, creating a welcome environment for bacteria. The American Dental Association recommends storing toothbrushes in an upright position, and not touching other brushes, to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination. And shut that toilet lid!

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8. You never run the fan.

In the event that you haven’t just made sense of, restroom dampness can cause a large group of yucky issues. So run the fan (or open a window) while you shower and for 15 to 20 minutes thereafter.

9. You let your towels dry on hooks.

Laundering your bath towels after every three uses is a good rule of thumb, but only if you hang them spread out to dry on a towel bar.9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020.If you hang them on hooks, moisture (and any excess soap that’s collected) can stay trapped between the folds, which could lead to mildew and bacteria growth.

In the blink of an eye, you are now aware of some of the above. Have you picked up anything new from this article? Let us know.

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9 dangerous bathroom mistakes to avoid in 2020

By Bobvalla

Bobvalla Lesly Fomantum is a Cameroonian from the Northwest part of the country. He is a medical student and the founder of which is a health and fitness website. Bobvalla is kind, humble, hospitable, curious to safe lives. Being a medical doctor for him is not a profession nor a job but the passion he has for the field.

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