My "No. 1" Question about Hygiene
August 24, 2010 6:49 AM Subscribe
Which is cleaner? Touch no surfaces and don't wash your hands during a public restroom visit or touch various surfaces and then wash your hands?
posted by Any Moose In a Storm to Health & Fitness (38 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My SO and I argue about this all the time.
I contend that if I can touch no surfaces with my hands-- restroom door, toilet handle, soap, sink, hand dryer/paper towels, door--and then leave without washing my hands that this is more hygienic than touching all the various surfaces and then washing your hands since you then still have to touch faucet handle, paper towel/hand dryer, door, etc.
If I can touch nothing but myself on a public bathroom trip, this has got to be cleaner than having to touch all the other things in there, right?
(Obviously this question does not apply where there are automatic soap, water dispensers etc.)