To lessen germ exposure in public restrooms use the first stall.


Think you’re avoiding the most-used bathroom stall by walking past the first few to the back? Guess what…everyone else does too.

Experts found that there are consistently less bacteria in the stall closest to the restroom door. People tend to skip the first stop because they want more privacy or think it’s used the most.

Fewer flushes mean less bacteria flying around, reducing your chances of catching intestinal bugs or hepatitis. Even the toilet paper is cleaner!

So choosing the first stall is your best bet to avoid contact with germs. Of course, washing hands after using the bathroom is important too.

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