No matter how clean you think your bathroom is, we guarantee you there’s a multitude of different germs and bacteria that made your house into their home.
A bathroom is a perfect environment for such foes: warm, full of water, and a transport system that enables them to move out of your toilet and into your clean air.
According to studies, it’s possible that you’re ingesting: Shigellosis, staphylococcus, salmonella, enterobacter cloacae, klebsiella, e.coli, and serratia marcescen…and it’s all caused by the flush of a toilet.
WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
Because if a simple toilet flush can wreak that much biological havoc, what do you think your open diaper spraying is doing?
Every toilet flush releases an aerosol spray of tainted water droplets, and if you’ve ever felt a “mist” while rinsing cloth diapers in a flat bottom tub, an open-bottom shield, or no shield at all, your diaper sprayer is doing the same bacterial damage.
We all have toilets inside bathrooms that contain more personal items – rinse cups, toothbrushes, makeup.
Even if you always wash your hands, you’ve probably touched the countertop, faucet, or door handle that’s been splattered with aerosolized germs at some point in time.
Which sucks because you're busy! You don’t have time to zap every surface of your bathroom with Lysol, and you shouldn’t have to worry about these invisible villains when you’re spraying.
Keep your diaper spraying out of the toilet and close the gap on germs with the Spray Collar, an enclosed funnel that prevents water from becoming aerosolized and lets you gently release water waste back into the toilet. It’s the best way to prevent the Aerosol Effect other than not spraying at all.
THE SPLATTER MATTERS: If you feel any light water mist the next time you’re spraying, that’s the Aerosol Effect in full force. In this episode of “Curiosity: World’s Dirtiest Man ”Mike Rowe takes a closer look at the spread of bathroom bacteria.
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