Nobody wants a dirty restroom; it’s the least thing that we want in our household. Unfortunately though, not all household has access to a clean and sanitized toilets. Here are 3 of the common germs that one can get from unsanitized toilets.
1. E. Coli - E.coli (Escherichia coli) is fecal-borne bacteria, and when you're talking about toilets, you're in the right neighborhood for contamination. E. coli is a bacteria that's normally found in our intestines, and if you're accidentally exposed to it -- usually from contaminated water or food, but it's been known to cling to nonporous surfaces, too -- you could be struck down with diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramping and vomiting. (Info source: How Stuff Works)
2. Shigella Bacteria - Shigella spp. usually produce self-limited gastrointestinal infections
that rarely result in extraintestinal complications. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are sometimes caused by Shigella Bacteria. (Info source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology)
3. Influenza - Influenza and other viruses can live for as many as two or three days on nonporous surfaces, including (no surprise) the toilet seat. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include: a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. These symptoms typically begin two days after exposure to the virus and most last less than a week. (Info source: Wikipedia)
The World Toilet Day and 1 Million Clean Toilet Campaign
Last November 19 was World Toilet Day, a United Nations day of observance of the global sanitation crisis. Toilet sanitation is a topic that is not often discussed, but as germ experts, Domex leads the cause for clean toilets in the country.
Committed to raising hygiene standards, in the last three years Domex has participated in the One Million Clean Toilets project where they pledge to educate 1 million people on proper toilet sanitation every year. This year marks their three million milestone.
This year, Domex looks at an area literally closer to home. Domex wants to emphasize that you can lead the change for clean toilets, because after all proper sanitation practices starts at home.
It is a common misconception that a toilet that smells nice and looks sparkling-clean is enough. However, a spotless toilet does not guarantee that it is germ-free.
Domex works in a way that has triple action because it thoroughly cleanses, has effective contact time and has far reach. Domex kills a wide range of germs such as various fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Because it is 5 times thicker than thin laundry bleach, it also lasts up to seven flushes, while thin bleach lasts only for two. In addition, Domex is also able to access hard-to-reach areas inside your toilet.
It is the firm advocacy of Domex that everything, including proper sanitation, starts at home. By working actively with households PPHA, Maxicare, and UNICEF Domex helps spread awareness on the sanitation issue in our country.
Join the #1MCleanToilets movement. Visit Domex Philippines’ Facebook page for more information.