Tonight, my concerns about bathroom germs were solidified.
In talking with a very experienced and well-read and well-informed nurse, I learned of clear studies that established absurd levels of germage 1) being forced upward (into the air and the flusher’s face) from toilets when they are flushed, and 2) being blasted onto one’s hands and around the bathroom via high-powered air dryers (mostly because a rather high percentage of people do not wash their hands properly or thoroughly [naturally, Japan comes to mind, with the typical quick rinse of water onto the fingertips being as much as most women ever seemed to do]).
Crazy, it is.
And very unsurprising… as I mentioned, I had suspected as much.
It just reaffirms my desire to have toilets more like in Japan, where you wash your hands over the back of the toilet – dual flow toilets – as the faucet pours water into a basin that drains into the tank that holds the water in preparation for the next flush.
That way, you don’t get your dirty hands on the same surfaces where you brush your teeth.
These things I dream… haha 😛
P.S. I have been awake the past 19 and a half hours… Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!