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The Real Truth About Bathroom Bacteria!

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The Real Truth About Bathroom Bacteria!

The Real Truth About Bathroom Bacteria!

This topic submitted by Chris Jones, James Diewald, Paul Georgeadis, Michelle Cisar ([email protected]) at 1:59 AM on 12/10/02. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: Cummins

Introduction:

As Western campus students, what are potential bacterial risks we may come in contact with on a daily basis, and how can we minimize these risks.

The purpose of this experiment is to collect and identify various forms of bacteria found on Western campus.

The bathrooms of Peabody are suspected to have the highest concentration of bacteria as well as the widest variety due to that fact that it has the largest number of students and faculty living and working there. It is believed that Mary Lyon holds the least bacteria because it is the smallest Western dorm, thus there are less people

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Bathroom Germs and Bacteria: Disinfecting and Other Strategies

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While bathrooms are not as populated with germs as kitchens, they still harbor their share of illness-causing bacteria lurking everywhere from the sink faucet to the towels.

But changing some habits and doing spring cleaning around the calendar can help make your bathroom about as sterile as an operating room.

Here are 10 tips to stop germs in the bathroom:


Color code hand and bath towels.

“This way everyone has their one color so family members don’t swap towels and viruses, ” says Neil Schachter, MD, medical director of respiratory care at Mount Sinai in New York City, and the author of The Good Doctor’s Guide to Colds and Flu. “If people are burrowing their faces in towels, they are doing more than drying off, they are depositing germs.” If you don’t want to color-code, use a waterproof magic marker on white towels, so

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