Why you should never put loo roll on the seat in public bathrooms.


Using a public bathroom is rarely an enjoyable experience, as they tend to be left in disgusting conditions. Most of us try to avoid the smelly, dirty spots at all costs, but when you've got to go you've got to go. To make it a little more bearable, the hygiene-conscious try to avoid germs by putting a layer of flimsy loo roll on the seat as a protective shield. But it turns out that's actually a really bad idea and exposes you to even more bacteria this is why.
Toilet seats are actually designed to repel nasty germs as their shape and smooth surface make it tricky for bacteria to latch on."In fact, the top of a toilet seat is much cleaner than most people's kitchen sinks," Philip Tierno, clinical professor in the departments of microbiology and pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center said to Self. He said that the type of bacteria found on toilet seats normally dies off relatively quickly. On the other hand, toilet paper has a rough texture and is designed to be absorbent, making it the ideal material for bacteria to latch on to.