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THe notion that you need dirt ot boost your imune system is a myth. The more your body needs to fight off a harmful substance, the more it is weakened. This isn't like working out a muscle..."oh, I've had cholera...I will never have a flu again!"
Sorry I'm not a doctor but what you're saying here is incorrect. How do you think immunisation works?

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Also, the bacteria on a toilet seat might not be all that harmful...but it could act as a catalyst for more serious illness. If dirt were really that good for you, then they wouldn't keep hospitals that sterile.
Hospitals are kept clean but not sterile to stop the spread of disease between patients as far as I'm concerned. But in recent years this has actually lead to the new breed of bugs like MRSA etc, which is indeed because of the overzealous cleaning in hospitals.

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Old 08.08.2012, 08:34
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THe notion that you need dirt ot boost your imune system is a myth. The more your body needs to fight off a harmful substance, the more it is weakened. This isn't like working out a muscle..."oh, I've had cholera...I will never have a flu again!"
Also, the bacteria on a toilet seat might not be all that harmful...but it could act as a catalyst for more serious illness. If dirt were really that good for you, then they wouldn't keep hospitals that sterile.
Generally patients in hospital are very unwell, maybe with weakened immune systems.
It's not like you are performing open heart surgery in the loo is it Lib?
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I suggest that sensitive people should never leave their home without one of these:

somewhat off topic ( how unusual )
I was at an outdoor summer concert years ago with my then girlfriend, her twin sister and her boyfriend

the sister returned from a visit to the porta-potty and remarked how nice it was that they put little shelves in there now as she had somewhere to place her handbag.

The three of us looked around at each other.. "little shelf`?, did it have a tube running underneath? "

they had just started building urinals into porty-potty's

she threw the handbag out.

( and yes, the sisters were blonde )
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Sorry I'm not a doctor but what you're saying here is incorrect. How do you think immunisation works?


Hospitals are kept clean but not sterile to stop the spread of disease between patients as far as I'm concerned. But in recent years this has actually lead to the new breed of bugs like MRSI etc, which is indeed because of the overzealous cleaning in hospitals.

MRSA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRSI
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THe notion that you need dirt ot boost your imune system is a myth. The more your body needs to fight off a harmful substance, the more it is weakened. This isn't like working out a muscle..."oh, I've had cholera...I will never have a flu again!"
Also, the bacteria on a toilet seat might not be all that harmful...but it could act as a catalyst for more serious illness. If dirt were really that good for you, then they wouldn't keep hospitals that sterile.
Totally wrong in all aspects.

Contact with foreign substances help to build up the body's natural defences against that particular substance. I'm not going to go into the scientific evidence in detail, it's easy to look it up.

In actual fact, hospitals are pretty dirty places, the only true aseptic environment is the operating theatre in order to prevent pathogens entering an open wound.
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THe notion that you need dirt ot boost your imune system is a myth. The more your body needs to fight off a harmful substance, the more it is weakened. This isn't like working out a muscle..."oh, I've had cholera...I will never have a flu again!"
Also, the bacteria on a toilet seat might not be all that harmful...but it could act as a catalyst for more serious illness. If dirt were really that good for you, then they wouldn't keep hospitals that sterile.
It's the everyday (non-harmful) bacteria that people obsessively scrub off themselves which is what boosts your immune system against other, potentially harmful stuff. This article gives some more padding to it.

Hospitals are clean (only the instruments are sterile) because the people in there often have suppressed immune systems due to sickness or they are very young or very old.

The normal healthy human is very resilient to infection. To be honest, LiB, you will never be free of all bacteria. There is a veritable microbial zoo living on EVERYTHING.
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Looks like we have two competitors for the swiss Monk...OTT



These are installed, hopefully temporarily, at our local train station, and they are awful, horrible stench. Even my son refused to go in them and preferred to use a tree. The floating beer cans didn't help either.
You can buy them for private use as well. But how about these for men:


and these for women:

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I stand corrected I've updated my post...
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Re: Toilet issues at work

I don't care about germs in the toilet seat, I just don't want to sit on other peoples's crap.

You can call me OCD for it, I really don't mind.
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Old 08.08.2012, 08:45
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I don't care about germs in the toilet seat, I just don't want to sit on other peoples's crap.

You can call me OCD for it, I really don't mind.
How often do you actually see visible crap on a toilet seat?
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Sorry I'm not a doctor but what you're saying here is incorrect. How do you think immunisation works?


Hospitals are kept clean but not sterile to stop the spread of disease between patients as far as I'm concerned. But in recent years this has actually lead to the new breed of bugs like MRSA etc, which is indeed because of the overzealous cleaning in hospitals.
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Totally wrong in all aspects.

Contact with foreign substances help to build up the body's natural defences against that particular substance. I'm not going to go into the scientific evidence in detail, it's easy to look it up.

In actual fact, hospitals are pretty dirty places, the only true aseptic environment is the operating theatre in order to prevent pathogens entering an open wound.
..ya know what, either you're too still too drunk or too daft. You are arguing your point, that dirt is actually good for you.
Also hospitals arde pretty sterile places, if it weren't for the idiots who sit on dirty seats and catch something..
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You can buy them for private use as well. But how about these for men:


They have those in XL?
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Re: Toilet issues at work

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years ago it was a tenant rule not to flush the toilet at night and not to take showers or baths past 10 pm. Your neighbor is of the old school.

Knock on her door with a bouquet of flowers and an apology. Explain to her your situation. I am sure she'll understand and you have won a good neighbor and perhaps even a babysitter.

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I don't care about germs in the toilet seat, I just don't want to sit on other peoples's crap.

You can call me OCD for it, I really don't mind.
You should not change your habbits because of what is said on a forum. Actually if you think about it too much it might make it worse

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Hi,
years ago it was a tenant rule not to flush the toilet at night and not to take showers or baths past 10 pm. Your neighbor is of the old school.

Knock on her door with a bouquet of flowers and an apology. Explain to her your situation. I am sure she'll understand and you have won a good neighbor and perhaps even a babysitter.

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Off topic of the day lol
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Hi,
years ago it was a tenant rule not to flush the toilet at night and not to take showers or baths past 10 pm. Your neighbor is of the old school.

Knock on her door with a bouquet of flowers and an apology. Explain to her your situation. I am sure she'll understand and you have won a good neighbor and perhaps even a babysitter.

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I think you're posting in the wrong thread....
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Well, this should solve the problem:



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How often do you actually see visible crap on a toilet seat?
Once in France I was pretty desperate for a number one so went into a public loo. I know, big mistake! It was one of the old fashioned 'squat' type loos, never mind on the seat, there was c**p half way up the walls!
Needless to say, I did a quick 360 and kept my legs crossed!
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They have those in XL?


because as we are learning, LiB is ( allegedly ) full of crap

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I stand corrected I've updated my post...
Not sit or squat?
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