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.