Dr Oz: Public Restrooms
Nobody wants to go there, but sometimes you just can’t hold it until you get home. Dr Oz talked about Public Restrooms and whether they are putting us at risk for getting sick. Do you have any habits or tricks you use when you find yourself in a bathroom? You might be surprised to learn where the most germs are lurking in a public toilet.
To get answers, Dr Oz performed various germ tests at a public restroom to learn where the biggest trouble spots are. The toilet flusher in this test contained 257 germs, which seemed to make sense to Dr Oz.
Dr Oz: Worst Bathroom Germs
The bathroom floor contained 704 germs, which is a high number and a reason why he said women should never set their purses on the floor. The lock in a restroom stall was found to contain 1,192 germs, which is shocking but not too surprising when you think about it.
Dr Oz said that it’s a spot that is probably not regularly cleaned, but everyone touches it before they have washed their hands and after going to the bathroom.
Dr Oz: Can You Get an Infection from a Toilet Seat?
Over at the sink, Dr Oz’s tests revealed 1,228 germs. But back on the toilet seat, there were just 47 germs found. That is probably because people are cleaning the toilet seat so often before they sit down. This is a reminder of how dirty and gross your hands can be.
To answer one of the most common questions about using public restrooms, Dr Oz said that he and his team have not uncovered even a single case of someone contracting an infection from using a public toilet seat. Now you don’t have to be so paranoid about that anymore.
Has this information changed your perception of public restrooms? Though no one enjoys having to go there, sometimes they are a necessary evil. At least now you know to wash your hands and be careful about what you are touching.
Dr Oz: Sherry’s Weight Loss
Dr Oz also gave a shout out to viewer Sherry, who shared her before-and-after weight loss pictures when she decided to make some healthy changes in her life. Good for Sherry!