POLL QUESTION: Can you catch germs from a toilet seat?

Answer:  Highly unlikely.

According to WebMD, many disease-causing organisms can survive for only a short time on the surface of the seat. For an infection to occur, the germs would have to be transferred from the toilet seat to your urethral or genital tract, or through a cut or sore on the buttocks or thighs, which is possible but very unlikely. If you’re still suspicious, use a paper toilet seat cover or cover the seating area with toilet paper before sitting down.



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