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What are the health risks of using public restrooms, if any?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Bad bugs...

There are many bugs that are transmitted fecal-orally.
In other words, when another person wipes then touches something in the bathroom, they could spread a bug. Wash your hands well after every trip to the bathroom, dry with a paper towel, and use the towel to turn off the water and open the door on your way out.

In brief: Bad bugs...

There are many bugs that are transmitted fecal-orally.
In other words, when another person wipes then touches something in the bathroom, they could spread a bug. Wash your hands well after every trip to the bathroom, dry with a paper towel, and use the towel to turn off the water and open the door on your way out.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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