8 shocking bathroom facts

8 shocking bathroom facts


Ever wondered what dangers could be lurking in your bathroom? Here are 8 shocking facts that will have you busting out the scrubbing brush!

Shocking facts about your bathroom


1. PVC curtains:

According to new findings, PVC or vinyl shower curtains may give off toxic fumes, causing asthma and headaches.


2. Showerheads:

Showerheads accumulate biofilms if not cleaned regularly, covering you in bacteria every time you shower.


3. Taps:

Burns and scalds are a major cause of serious injury in children from newborn to 14 years old. Most hot tap water scalds occur in the bathroom.


4. Handrails:

Getting in and out of the tub without grips or railings can cause injuries; 80% of bathroom injuries are due to falls.


5. Towels:

Bath towels harbour dead skin cells, broken hair and body oils, which bacteria thrive on.


6. Sinks:

Because they are constantly damp, sinks actually carry more bacteria than toilets.


7. Toilet:

Your toilet splashes bacteria up to 20 feet away every time you flush with the lid up.


8. Corners:

Humidity and poor ventilation cause mould to grow in corners, leading to health problems like allergies and asthma.


YUCK! Find solutions to these icky problems with this advice from John Spiteri of Brindabella Bathrooms

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From Bathroom Yearbook magazine 16