• @kandoh
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    374 months ago

    If you don’t shut the lid before you flush it sends poopoo peee particles flying around the bathroom onto your toothbrush

    • @Tavarin@lemmy.ca
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      314 months ago

      Mythbusters found it makes virtually no difference, and lid down can actually make particles go further due to the pressure forcing them through a smaller gap.

        • @Tavarin@lemmy.ca
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          44 months ago

          Although Mythbusters is not a peer reviewed scientific source, they do employ reasonable standards of experimentation.

          And the first source you posted is particularly interesting, with similar conclusions to what I remember from Mythbusters; that lids reduce the total number of particles found, but that the particles produced from lid use last longer and are larger. So a lid closed situation can;t really be said to be more hygienic.

          Unfortunately on a cursory skimming of the other articles none of them seem compare toilets with lid down to lid up, they all seem to look at lidless toilets only. Thus, they can;t really speak to the topic of lid use being more hygienic without the direct comparison.