To help with your health here's some toilet etiquette that you probably didn't know about.

Right now, most of us are doing our best to stay safe and healthy. Any little tricks to help reach this goal is appreciated. Of course, some of the suggestions go to extremes. This tip is actually very easy. I've already been doing it for years.

According to,

"When you flush the toilet, do you close the lid? If you don’t, you are likely releasing a “toilet plume” into the air — which is essentially an aerosol spray filled with bacteria. All that bubbling, swirling and splashing can aerosolize fecal waste, sending tiny particles airborne."

That just sounds gross.

My mother taught me years ago, that putting the seat down after using the toilet is a polite thing to do, especially for any ladies that will be using it after me. I think I just automatically just put the whole thing down including the seat and lid. Plus, it kept anything from accidentally falling in. I had no idea there was a health aspect to it too.

The research found out some interesting facts.

  • 55% of people survey don't shut the lid before flushing.
  • After flushing with the lid up, a large number of particles will float over the toilet stay in the air for 30 minutes.
  • The water remains contaminated for several flushes after.
  • Particles can reach the lower respiratory area and cause an infection.

If you don't do it already, you might want to start.


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