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FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN: Stop Doing These Things When You Visit The Ladies Or Gents- Doctor Warns.

It's quite a common habit to find both men and women in these modern times with their phones or gadgets when visiting the gents or ladies. They normally fidget with their phones during that time. Some make calls, others chat on their phones and so on.

Doctor Cautions on the negative impact of this act as most people really do not realise the effect of such acts. Fidgeting with your phone whiles in the toilet is a very wrong practice which must be stopped immediately. This is because people tend to spend more time in the toilet room exposing them to an unhealthy environment. Germs can also be transferred from the toilet room unto your phone which can cause you to fall sick. You might end up passing on these germs and bacteria to those who come into contact with you or try to use your phone.


Human faeces can carry a wide range of transmissible pathogens: Campylobacter, Enterococcus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Yersinia bacteria as well as viruses such as norovirus, rotavirus and hepatitis A and E.

Also, be aware that the public toilet sinks, tap handles, and paper towel dispensers or buttons on hand driers all have a major microbial presence. This is because hands that have just wiped bottoms will press the soap dispenser and turn on a tap. So it is advisable when hand washing is complete, to leave the tap on while you dry your hands. Afterwards use a clean paper towel to turn off the water. Or if you are using a hand drier, use your elbow to press the activate button.

One of the places where people mostly get infections is the toilet room and as such we must be careful when using such places especially the ones at our workplaces or facilities meant for the public domain. People get infections like gonorrhoea from such places. Let's be mindful of our health.

To save yourself and others from getting infections, stop taking your phone along the next time you visit the toilet.

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