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1,498 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

Did you know that dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet (2 m) away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush?


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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 6:45:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
A good family friend is a dentist, and he confirmed this "urban legend". If a toothbrush is too close to the toilet airborn particles will come into contact with it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 6:46:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
yep. I saw this on Oprah too...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 8:43:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah...when i go to peoples homes i leave business cards typed up with that fact...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 8:45:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
lol..Well my bathroom is like very small and the sink is like 3 feet away from the toliet so...Kinda sux to be me eh?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 8:46:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
put the lid down when you flush.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 9:05:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
or put it in a cabinet
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 6/11/02 - 9:06:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Czar sounds like he has a plan.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 7/7/02 - 11:50:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yup, I saw this on a website. Something I'm slightly paranoid about. And Czar, when you open the lid again the particles still come flying out so it doesn't matter.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 9/18/02 - 11:57:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
That would make sense if we pissed dust.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 11/25/02 - 12:35:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes I saw that on Oprah
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 11/25/02 - 12:38:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh gross! Now I have something else to be neurotic about.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 11/25/02 - 12:43:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Particles of what, exactly?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 11/26/02 - 12:52:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
I guess poop molecules or something? LOL ... I started to get neurotic about it too but then I realized I've lived 25 years brushing my teeth with a toothbrush that has been in the same room as a toilet, and I've lived to tell the tale. So it can't be THAT big of a deal :P
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 11/26/02 - 1:00:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hey you share space with people who fart. Lots of "particles" there. You cannot exist in a sterile environment. Even if you created one your immune system would get bored and eat you.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/21/03 - 5:05:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
ive always known that.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/21/03 - 5:06:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ha. I heard about this on Channel 4's "How Clean Is Your House".
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 12/21/03 - 5:17:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, i have..
kinda makes me wonder about people who eat in the bathroom too..
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 7:39:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, actually I did know that.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 1/13/04 - 8:31:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Can't say I've ever heard this before. My toothbrush stays in the medicine cabinet anyway, so maybe its safe there.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/21/04 - 9:30:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I honestly dont care.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/21/04 - 10:10:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, a biochemist told me about this.

Still, a small amount of pathogens from time to time keeps your immune system on its toes, like Boredofu said. I you lived life in a bubble, you'd drop dead the day you left it.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/21/04 - 10:47:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seriously, I put the lid down before every flush for that exact reason.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/21/04 - 11:01:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
A lot of houses in Europe have the toilet in a separate small room because it's considered unhygenic. Now I know why.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/21/04 - 11:37:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Guess it's time to get a new toothbrush..

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