EMM 16: Put the lid down, please!

If you’re like me, you have lots of visitors tracking in and out of your house during the summer months. Outside of asking them to take off their shoes like I talked about in the EMM episode for February, something else I’ve educated my house guests on is making sure they shut that lid!

Have you ever thought about why toilets have lids in the first place? No, it’s not just for keeping the dog from drinking the toilet water…though after listening today, you’ll want to do that too. The lids are there to keep the germs inside the bowl and prevent them from getting on your toothbrush and your other bathroom supplies.

Myth Busters did an episode several years back in which they investigated the aerosol effect of toilets. There have actually been several published studies looking at this effect and just how far it can carry, along with WHAT exactly it carries. Spoiler alert: there could be Covid-laden bacteria in your toilet bowl! Listen in on this mini segment of the podcast for why you need to put the lid down, please!.

Links from the show:
Cloth Diaper Podcast Interview w/ Aisha:

Discovery Channel Video:

Journal of Applied Microbiology:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16033465/

ABC News Article:
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/closing-lid-flush-lessen-spreading-coronavirus-forget-panic/story?id=71383765

Nat Geo Article:
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/closing-lid-flush-lessen-spreading-coronavirus-forget-panic/story?id=71383765

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