Irish Independent - Health & Living - - MIND YOURSELF -


Our hu­mid bath­rooms are a breed­ing ground for bac­te­ria, and spray from a flushed toi­let can reach up to six feet, coat­ing our tooth­brushes in a germ-rich mist. Ac­cord­ing to a study, the av­er­age tooth­brush can con­tain up to 100m bac­te­ria and while most are harm­less, strains of E coli, staphy­lo­cocci and the virus that causes hep­ati­tis were found. This can in­tro­duce bac­te­ria to open or bleed­ing gums which can lead to health prob­lems. Close the toi­let lid ev­ery time you flush to re­duce bac­te­ria spray and keep brushes in your bath­room cab­i­net or pop a cap over them.

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