If you happened to have sit on a toilet bowl that contained someone else’s urine, then you have probably thought about the worst fatalistic scenarios.
Although most people do not like to use public toilets, when you have to urinate you cannot choose. Imagine that you desperately need to go to the toilet, so you enter the cabin and sit on the toilet without realizing that there is a drop of someone else’s urine on the toilet.
At first you might think that you will get fungi, genital herpes, chlamydia, HPV and syphilis. However you need to remain calm.
The truth is that the worst thing that can happen to you is that you will sit on someone else’s urine. The urine itself cannot do anything to you, even if you, through your hands you manage to transfer it to your face, and even then you need to remain calm, says microbiologist Philip M. Tiejrno, a professor at New York University School of Medicine.
Namely nothing will happen, because the urine usually does not carry those harmful germs. Of course, if you touch all the dirty surfaces in bathrooms, which previously have been touched with other people’s dirty hands, then you can pick up many different cold viruses, flu or infection by streptococcus or staphylococcus. But this can be avoided by thoroughly washing your hands with warm water and soap after using the toilet.
So, do not worry, if you sit on someone else’s urine, the worst thing that can happen to you is that your buttocks will be wet, but you will not pick up any of the before mentioned organisms from urine.
Tijerno, therefore, points out that even putting toilet paper on the seat does not make sense, unless you are not disgusted by the thought of touching other people’s urine.