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Posted by Briana Smith on May 15, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Public Toilet Seat Sanitizers – Do They Work or Is It Peace of Mind?

By: Briana Smith  |  May 15, 2014

Using a public toilet is not typically on the list of my favorite things to do. In fact, most of the time I will attempt to “hold it” for as long as possible to avoid having to use one. Sometimes though I don’t have an option, and I have to actually brave it. Most of the time this happens when I’m out & about in an area that I haven’t been to before, so I haven’t scouted out the restrooms beforehand. Half the time I’m pleasantly surprised and discover that the restroom is perfectly fine with plenty of supplies, but the other half…

Regardless of the condition of the restroom, the second thing I do, after checking for a stall with toilet tissue (always #1 in importance), I reach for a paper seat cover, if they are available. I’m not sure why, but it always makes me feel slightly less grossed out, even though I’ve read that “most” toilets have less germs & bacteria on them then our mobile phones & handbags. Deb Group has a fantastic article on “Your Mobile Phone Is Dirtier Than You Think”. Which reminds me…I’m reaching for my disinfectant wipes now!

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Topics: hand hygiene, Restroom Care, sanitizing