Do you shut the toilet lid before flushing? (To be clear, I’m talking about the *lid*, not the seat.)
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@harris I think about a decade or so back I read/saw an image about the plume that gets created anytime you flush, and I Made A Conscious Choice.
@harris ah, crap. Seat is down all the time and lid is down only when i need to put my towel on it to have it close to the shower. never before flushing
@harris I started because I lived someplace with an extraordinarily loud toilet, but now I feel validated learning about the way it can spread germs and viruses
You should all close the lid. The mist created when flushing contains lots of bacteria otherwise being inhaled...
@harris no bc I need to make sure **everything** got flushed down before someone else uses the bathroom.
@harris I do and in fact this question made me realize that when my toilet wasn't flushing reliably I would shut the lid, flush, and then open it to make sure it flushed all the way 😅
@harris For a large part of my day I'm in a setting where the toilets don't have lids, which makes it harder to form a habit of shutting the lid at home
@harris Yes, because otherwise germs are sprayed into the air and can end up on your toothbrush, towels, flannel and what ever else you keep in the bathroom.
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