Toilet Seats at first thought, always come to mind when a person thinks of possible disease transmission in a restroom. According to British microbiologist James Francis, there are many surfaces in the restroom that usually rank much higher for possible disease transmission. Stall handles, faucet handles, soap dispenser just to name a few. It’s possible that the toilet seat cover is more for show because cleanliness of Toilet seats has such a high profile even though most restroom disease transmission occurs in other areas of the restroom.
Chicago’s O’Hare airport recently had an issue with Faulty rotating sanitary toilet seat covers. This is a great idea but there are so many other areas in the restroom that would benefit from extra sanitary attention. The stall door handle is a perfect example of an area that doesn’t get sanitized enough. The lever to dispense the hand soap is another.
Chances are great that the bottom of a woman’s purse is much dirtier than anything you could touch in the airport restroom. The airplane Lavatory is another area that is ripe with possible disease causing microbes. Avoid the Lavatory and just about every touchable surface in the plane.