Toilet microbiology

Privvi and I did a photoshoot in our toilet the other day. Not very exciting but fitting for its purpose. Our toilet is reasonably clean but more importantly, all the germs in it are ours and generally the ones we’re used to (no Coronavirus – so far). Perhaps we should be grateful, while many of us are home, that we can use our own loos.

Last night I found myself Googling toilet bacteria for some reason although, as you know, I do have a thing about loos. I found a very scientific article in which they had taken extensive samples in toilets and analysed the results.

They found 19 types of bacteria in the toilets including Staphylococcaceae and Streptococcaceae (both nasty disease-causing germs) in quite large numbers on the door handles. Interestingly there were different numbers of certain microbes in male and female toilets. They made a multicoloured chart showing all of the variations. If they were bright and visible we could navigate around them but unfortunately in the loo, they’re hiding everywhere and are unavoidable.

Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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