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Disposable Toilet Seat Covers - A Sanitary Solution

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Why do many public restrooms provide toilet seat covers?

Disposable Toilet Seat Covers - A Sanitary Solution

To control the spread of germs and other harmful elements in public restrooms, disposable toilet seat covers are a great solution. Nobody wants to think about the last person to have sat on the same toilet seat, and with toilet seat covers, you don't have to.

These ingenious paper products are cut to the form of a typical toilet seat. The creative dispensers that they are stored in make it simple for anyone wishing to use one to get it set up in a snap. The sanitary benefits from these toilet seat covers are enormous. However, the fact that they are disposable by simply flushing them down the toilet when finished makes them also a marvel in efficiency.

These toilet seat covers are made of paper so thin that it disintegrates when flushed. Although sturdy and providing solid blockage between you and the seat, the thin paper will not clog a toilet once it is broken down into a fine pulp.

Arranging the paper may seem tricky at first. But the sanitary benefits of using toilet seat covers make the effort more than worth it.

   

Comments

1/18/2007 12:53:14 PM
STEVEN BRADLEY said:

I agree , and think that even if you think it does not stop germs stops the basic idea of sharing a plastic seat that sombody elses sweat bottom may have sat on , i mean do you know that the person who sat there before you this morning had a good clean shower! Go to WWW.SHSUK.COM and get some in your office really ...


1/7/2008 12:17:44 AM
Marvin Y. said:

Toilet seat covers are not proven to protect users from germs. Toilet seat covers are simply porous sheets of paper. The only benefit to using toilet seat covers is psychological.


12/15/2008 1:46:04 PM
Bob said:

Your comentary is incorrect!! Do toilet seat covers provide any real protection? Nope, but your seat doesn't really need protecting. All those paper covers do is mentally separate your backside from the countless bums that have occupied the same space. Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, let's listen to a few medical resources:
"To my knowledge, no one has ever acquired an STD on the toilet seat -- unless they were having sex on the toilet seat!" according to Dr. Abigail Salyers, president of the American Society for Microbiology, quoted on WebMD.

"It's OK to sit down. Most organisms that cause STDs will not survive for long on a toilet seat," notes Dr. Sherry Marts, scientific director of the Society for Women's Health Research, on the Swedish Medical Center's site.

As Columbia University's Health Promotion Program sums up: "Because toilet seats are not major culprits in spreading disease, paper or plastic seat covers offer little more than peace of mind." In fact, you have more to fear from bathroom door handles and faucets than from commodes.

And while we're on the topic, you might consider something to cover that phone receiver. A University of Arizona microbiology team tested a dozen office surfaces including the bathroom. The scientists found that phone receivers had 25,000 bacteria per square inch, while toilet seats had only 49 bacteria per square inch. Talk about calling in sick!




12/15/2008 1:46:29 PM
Bob said:

Your comentary is incorrect!! Do toilet seat covers provide any real protection? Nope, but your seat doesn't really need protecting. All those paper covers do is mentally separate your backside from the countless bums that have occupied the same space. Before anyone gets their panties in a twist, let's listen to a few medical resources:
"To my knowledge, no one has ever acquired an STD on the toilet seat -- unless they were having sex on the toilet seat!" according to Dr. Abigail Salyers, president of the American Society for Microbiology, quoted on WebMD.

"It's OK to sit down. Most organisms that cause STDs will not survive for long on a toilet seat," notes Dr. Sherry Marts, scientific director of the Society for Women's Health Research, on the Swedish Medical Center's site.

As Columbia University's Health Promotion Program sums up: "Because toilet seats are not major culprits in spreading disease, paper or plastic seat covers offer little more than peace of mind." In fact, you have more to fear from bathroom door handles and faucets than from commodes.

And while we're on the topic, you might consider something to cover that phone receiver. A University of Arizona microbiology team tested a dozen office surfaces including the bathroom. The scientists found that phone receivers had 25,000 bacteria per square inch, while toilet seats had only 49 bacteria per square inch. Talk about calling in sick!






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