For years, many people have avoided using public toilet seats out of fear of coming into contact with germs and bacteria. However, a recent study has shown that these fears may be unfounded. Researchers collected samples from public toilet seats in various locations and found that the seats were relatively free of harmful bacteria.
In fact, the study found that other surfaces, such as sink faucets and door handles, posed a greater risk of contamination. While it’s still important to practice good hygiene when using public restrooms, the study suggests that the risk of illness from using a toilet seat may be lower than previously believed.