Nobody likes using a public toilet but they're almost impossible to avoid.
When you're faced with the inevitable task of relieving yourself in a public place, what's your best bet for choosing the cleanest cubicle? Dr. Oz thinks he has the answer.
The TV doc recently shared his thoughts during a Q&A on the medical advice forum Share Care. It seems the best choice is probably the last one you think of. Apparently, Dr. Oz suggests always using the first stall in a restroom because most people tend to skip them for ones farther from the door for more privacy.
“Because the first stall is used least often, it contains the lowest bacteria levels,” he notes. “Instead of skipping the first stall, choose it to help avoid possible infections.”
Previous scientific research suggests that may be the right plan of action if you’re going to go in the ladies room. For men, it’s likely different because they tend to use the first stall more often. For this reason, men should probably opt for the stall farthest from the door if they want the one that likely contains the least amount of germs.
Source: The Daily Mail