411homerepair.com

Discover What You Catch in Restrooms and How to Stay Safe

by Nick Marr on Dec 15, 2021

Thanks to the global pandemic that is continuing to disrupt everyday life, the world is currently obsessed with the need for hygiene. Now, more than ever, people want to know where bacteria can be found and how to stay safe.

One place that concerns many people is the restroom. After all, hundreds of people can use the same space in a day. The space is often tainted with body fluids and the warm atmosphere makes it a perfect breeding ground for many types of bacteria.

Any time you touch a surface in the restroom you are at risk of picking up bacteria. This is why so many businesses are focused on preventing you from having to touch anything. For example, the best sanitary bins are operated by your feet or a sensor, avoiding the need to touch them.

To help you appreciate this, take a look at the diseases available in your average restroom:

  • Streptococcus

This bacteria commonly causes strep throat which gives a sore throat, tender and swollen lymph glands, fever, a rash, and problems breathing and swallowing.

  • E.coli

E.coli is well known as being one of the major causes of food poisoning. It causes a seriously upset stomach and will likely lead to fever and vomiting. In most cases, the effects are gone after ten days but in some cases, it continues and can become life-threatening.

  • Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A initially will give you symptoms similar to the flu. However, it damages your liver and will lead to jaundice, nausea, a loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.

  • Shigella Bacteria

The shigella bacteria gets into your intestine and causes an infection. This results in fever and diarrhea. You will need to seek medical help as some types of this disease are life-threatening.

  • STDs

A variety of sexually transmitted diseases can actually be transferred between people in restrooms. The majority of the diseases you’ll encounter are simply unpleasant but you will need medical assistance.

Where You Find Bacteria In Restrooms

Surprisingly, studies show that the sink is the worst place in a restroom. This is followed by the towel dispensers, faucet handles, and door handles. Impressively, sensor-operated hand dryers and soaps have nearly no bacteria on them.

Staying Safe

It doesn’t matter how many surfaces you touch or what bacteria you pick up, providing the bacteria don’t have access to an open wound or specific orifices, such as your eyes and mouth. In short, if the bacteria are only on your hands then you shouldn’t have an issue.

Why? Because, before you leave the bathroom you should be washing your hands properly. That means putting a little soap on your hands and working up a lather all over your hands. You can then rinse this is warm to hot water.

The key to making sure this eradicates any bacteria you’ve picked up is to use restrooms that have sensor technology. That means sensors to turn on the water, dispense soap, and even operate the hand dryer. This allows you to clean your hands, destroy and bacteria, and leave the restroom safely. You just have to figure out how to open the door….

Safety / Security 1843 Views

Latest Articles

Understanding Indonesia’s Real Estate Investment Laws for Foreigners

Indonesia, with its stunning landscapes, deep-rooted cultural heritage, and renowned hospitality, has emerged as a top destination for foreigners...

on Jan 25, 2024

Real Estate Development in Asian Cities

In many Asian cities, the rapid pace of urban development has led to the decline of historic districts, areas once teeming with cultural richness...

on Jan 25, 2024

Shower Envy: Elevating Your Bathroom with a Stunning Walk-In Shower

Are you tired of the same old routine in your bathroom? It might be time to consider a change, and one way to elevate your bathroom to a new level...

on Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Crowdfunding as an Innovative Approach to Real Estate Investment

The landscape of property selling has been transformed significantly due to the advent of property crowdfunding. This innovative approach,...

on Jan 10, 2024

The Rise of Co-Living Spaces in Asian Cities

Asia, home to 21 of the worlds 30 largest cities, is a significant player in the global economy, contributing 38% of the goods and services of the...

on Jan 5, 2024

Actions

More DIY Articles

Tips on Finding Hard to Find Plumbing Leaks

Professional leak detector services are highly sophisticated as they use different kinds of electronic detectors to locate leaks without any...

Plumbing / Basements

The Do’ and Don’ts of Fitting Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is an expensive material and if you are installing it for the first time then here are a few pointers worth reading. If in doubt...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

How to Choose the Best French Door Refrigerator

French door refrigerators are full-width refrigerators with twin doors and a pull-out freezer compartment on the bottom. Throw in dual-activation...

Appliance / Repair

Goodbye Sludge: Cleaning Your Heating Oil Tank

For many people, heating oil is their primary way of staying warm during winter. Whether it's a 275-gallon heating oil tank, plastic fuel storage...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

3 Steps in Buying Crystal Chandelier for Your Home

Chandeliers give off a swish and elegant feel to your home, while bountiful out adequate lighting to give it a bright and positive atmosphere....

Electrical / Lighting

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2024