I heard this strait out of Dr. Oz; He had some items tested and the results a toothbrush, fecal matter & ecoli top 2. Gross huh! A shower cap- both of the those + a few more. What can you do? When you flush the toilet it can spray up to 20Ft. #1 CLOSE THE LID! it is there to stop the spread of all the germs. #2 Get a toothbrush case, don't leave on sink or counter exposed. #3 Clean often, use bleach &wipe all surfaces before/after 2x a week. That 1.2.3 should cut down on you and yours health & cut down on spreading what I am just going to call it,first thought, Shit Spit.
Am I missing something, but my ttothbrush is never anywhere near my toilet. Do you mean the toilet is like an ensuite, I find the idea of those repulsive. Keep your toothbrush in a fresh jar of salty salty water, and nothing will pollute it. Germs don'texactly have a ball in salt. A Toilet in a Bedroom Gross.
That must have been yesterday's show. I remember he was talking about dental issues and health. I saw parts of it. It is interesting learning about simple things we overlook everyday that can be harmful. Hasn't been on today here yet. Always causes pause for thought.
They tackled this subject on Myth Busters. They found absolutely no increase, or perhaps minuscule increases of bacteria on the toothbrush, in spite of putting the toothbrush in more disgusting situations than you would have in your home...I hope. I'm just sayin'.