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10 Bathroom Habits That Are Actually BAD For Your Health
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Published: Jan 23, 2016

What and how you do things in your bathroom is your personal matter but there are a few bathroom habits that seem harmless but are actually bad for your health. Here’s a list:

1. Keeping all the toothbrushes together in the same cup

If you share the bathroom with your family or friends and keep all the toothbrushes together in the same cup, chances are your toothbrush will attract germs from other toothbrushes which is not very different from sharing a toothbrush.

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2. Using same old cup for your toothbrush

Have you ever looked at the bottom of the toothbrush cup after not washing it in a while? It’s like a reservoir for germy mold and mildew.

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3. Keeping your soap in a dish

One side will always stay wet, which will allow germs to grow, unless the dish has holes.

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4. Everyone drying their hands on the same hand towel

Don’t use someone else’s hand towel because a towel is the perfect moist environment for mildew and germs to grow. You have literally no idea what body parts it touched and what germs it picked up.

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5. Leaving your razors in the shower

If a razor sits in a wet shower for too long, it will become contaminated with bacteria and end up rusting.

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6. Using loofahs for more than three months

It accumulates germs, bacteria, and mildew like a nasty old kitchen sponge, but it’s just less obvious.

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7. Using the same dirty bath mat

Mold spores, bacteria, and fungus can accumulate on the bath mat and survive for weeks. Not to mention all the hair and dust bunnies that collect on the mat.

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8. Flushing with the lid up

If you don’t want to splash bacteria all over your bathroom, flush with the lid down.

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9. Dropping your pants to the ground

If your pants fall all the way to your ankles, there’s a pretty high likelihood they are now covered with bacteria.

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10. Using the same toothbrush forever

Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Consider getting a new toothbrush sooner if you have been sick, especially if the toothbrush is stored close to other toothbrushes. When in doubt, look at the bristles. If they are frayed, they won’t clean teeth as thoroughly.

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