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Are there health risks to using public toilets?

Some people have always been afraid of germs in public restrooms, but the pandemic has naturally made that fear more widespread. Now that most people are back to their usual routines and using communal restrooms often, many are wary of not just the filth and odors they encounter in stalls but also the invisible germs that cling to surfaces and the air around us.

Given their intended use, public or private restrooms are breeding grounds for bacteria and other pathogens. So, is it safe to use public restrooms? We sought the advice of medical professionals, such as Dr. Jyoti Kini of Medical Offices of Manhattan, who specializes in primary care. Read the article.