Look, in an ideal world your toothbrush would be stored NOWHERE near the toilet.
Think about it. That intense “FLUSH”of water doesn’t get fully contained in the bowl. Water droplets (along with droplets from whatever else in the bowl!) leave the bowl unless the seat is down. Where do the droplets go? EVERYWHERE!
As we all know, we need to avoid droplet transmission as much as possible to limit the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, storing the toothbrushes in the same washroom as a toilet is unavoidable for many of us. So what can we do? Well, you can store the toothbrushes in a closet, drawer, or some other container that seals them from the environment. When this isn’t possible, it’s quite simple – SHUT THE TOILET BOWL LID before you flush. This will contain the flush, contain the droplets, and ensure that your brushes stay clean.
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