Which Stall is Best?


Public restrooms are not always in the greatest shape.  So an easy question to entertain is in a public restroom does it make a difference in which stall you should use?

Surprisingly the answer is a definite yes. The center stall has more exposure to the floating droplets of water that are expelled during the flushing process. These droplets can carry germs, urine and feces which land on the toilet seat and handle.  Your best bet on the safest or less contaminated bathroom stall is the farthest to the left or right, away from the center of the restroom.

Also, studies have shown that the stall closest to the door is used less.  People generally want privacy and will pick a stall that is farther from the door.  With less use, the first stall remains cleaner and more importantly has more toilet paper.

Now you can’t catch an STD from a toilet seat, but you can become ill by touching contaminated surfaces.  Always practice safe hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water after using the restroom. Use a paper towel when opening the restroom door.

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