I was recently informed of this disgusting and disturbing fact about toilet flushing. It is known as toilet plume; when you flush the swirling water that removes your waste from the bowl it mixes with small particles of that waste and shoots aerosolized feces into the air. This airborne bacteria can reach as far a 6 ft. Now our toothbrushes and toothpaste have been placed on the corner of the sink closest to the toilet for years... I am ready to vomiit. When I say closest to the toilet, I mean literally our toilet is positioned right nest to the sink. As you can see in the photo above.
After gaining this horrendous knowledge we moved our toothbrush quickly to the other side of the sink, although this is certainly not more than 6 ft away. We have a small bathroom, there is nothing we can do about that. I could put our toothbrushes in the cupbard but I am honestly too lazy for that. So two things you can do for prevention: ALWAYS PUT THE SEAT DOWN WHEN YOU FLUSH (that is the real reason it has a seat to stop germs escaping) AND SECONDLY, BUY A TOOTHBRUSH COVER!
Next week I will share tips about sanitizing your toothbrush and tongue scraper, keeping it bacteria free! Stay tuned.