Your toilet is polluting your toothbrush...

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  1. lhitz profile image60
    lhitzposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. geminimoon profile image60
      geminimoonposted 13 years agoin reply to this


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      rednckwmnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Dr Oz isnt a real Dr.
      Oprah may not be a real woman..kidding..
      Have you ever seen Myth Busters? do you believe everything you see on TV?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I saw a show on urine spray, not good!

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image78
        Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Dr. Oz is a real doctor, he is a heart surgeon.

        I have heard that other places before. I have noticed spray escaping from my toilet as I flush. Regardless, my toothbrush is at the other side of the sink smile

    3. chucky12 profile image57
      chucky12posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nah Totha way round seen my tootbrush it'd be polluting my dunny (Toilet)

    4. mandybeau1 profile image60
      mandybeau1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        What happens if you're late for work and you're multi-tasking?

        1. mandybeau1 profile image60
          mandybeau1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I actually am late for work at mo. I always clean teeth straight after every meal. The toilet I never multi task hahahah

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            sneakorocksolidposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe theres something wrong with me? My wife doesn't like me doing it either and she runs away screaming when I want a Kiss good-bye.

  2. Michael Willis profile image68
    Michael Willisposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. lhitz profile image60
      lhitzposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for letting me know I am not the crazy lady! It is little things that remind you- check yourself right?

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    My toilet is cleaner most peoples mouths. Lot of filth out there anymore. Nothing a little Scotch won't cure.

    1. lhitz profile image60
      lhitzposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  4. Christoph Reilly profile image69
    Christoph Reillyposted 13 years ago

    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'.

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    That's why I said what I did Chris. I saw that too.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    I don't use mine to clean the toilet anymore I use my son's.

    1. jiberish profile image77
      jiberishposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

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    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    I wanna marry you. You're loaded! Ihitz that is

  8. nicomp profile image67
    nicompposted 13 years ago

    A toothbrush case is a luxury resort for bacteria. Dark, moist, no air movement, sugar from the toothpaste, Yuk.

    1. livelonger profile image90
      livelongerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sugar in your toothpaste? You might want to change brands.

      I worked in toilet cleaners a long time ago (for Procter & Gamble) and a study we ran found that a typical flush can eject aerosols (a fine spray) up to 6 feet into the air.

      If MythBusters found that the impact on nearby objects wasn't that great, it might be because toilets aren't necessarily the most bacteria-laden surfaces...

  9. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    I saw this several years ago, I think on another Oprah show.  Shut the toilet top before you flush if you are worried.

  10. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    I'm going to go hurl...and throw away my toothbrush!


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