Fecal matter sprayed by flushing toilets can collect on toothbrushes [Snopes]

by Limbic on February 23, 2004

“Fecal matter gets onto toothbrushes through the act of our flushing toilets we have just defecated into. Small particles of what is being flushed away are aerosolized into tiny invisible droplets which are sprayed through the air at distances up to 20 feet away. Our toothbrushes, lying helplessly on the bathroom counter, are routinely spritzed with stuff we would not care to give thought to.

By performing one simple act, we can greatly lessen the occurrence of this: Put the lid down before flushing. ” MORE

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