Home > Daily-tips Updated 16 July 2013 What’s behind door number one? Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go? 0 Shutterstock Are you skittish about using public toilets. Have you ever wondered what to do when you really have to go?Take action:A study of 51 public restrooms found that the stall closest to the restroom entrance/exit point had the least bacteria (and the most toilet paper). The reasoning behind this was that the first stall probably saw less traffic. This was because of its position and the fact that people wanted privacy away from the entrance. When using a public toilet, you are also advised to stand up before flushing. Flushing produces a fine mist of water containing contagious bacteria and one can catch intestinal bugs and hepatitis from it.Shocking toilet facts(Photo of public toilet sign from Shutterstock) More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns Medical 50% of older women suffer incontinence in silence - US study Diet and nutrition How much alcohol is too much? A nutritionist weighs in Medical 6 tips for exercising with anaemia Lifestyle 5 strength training mistakes to avoid Lifestyle Would it be a terrible idea to try intermittent fasting while breastfeeding? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Quit smoking » How to beat triggers that make you crave a cigarette You need to learn how to beat the behavioural, environmental and emotional triggers if you want to succeed in quitting smoking. Hygiene » Your showerhead may be bathing you in germs You probably think showering will wash away dirt and germs, but your showerhead might dump nasty bacteria on you instead that may cause lung infections.