The Common Germ-Avoiding Tricks That Aren’t Doing You Any Favors

Have you ever held your breath when someone coughed? Or tried to flush the toilet with your foot? Some of these tricks might help if you do them the right way, but they’re often unnecessary and based mostly in paranoia. Here’s the truth about avoiding germs in everyday life.

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Masks are generally useless – they aren’t rated for the intended use, need a good seal (no beards!)…

Trying to stay germ free at the toilet is hilarious.  Flushing without the lid down sprays stuff everywhere, and with the lid down is marginally better because the spray isn’t contained within – it’s just redirected as it comes out at the seat.

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