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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Public bathroom soap might be poopier than the toilet you just flushed   (cleveland.com) divider line 56
    More: Scary, dirty hands, urinary tract infections, Purell, restrooms, skin lesions, University of Arizona, skin infections, bathrooms  
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2013-09-11 12:14:13 PM
Yeah, I always just use water then people shoot me evil looks like "YOU DIRTY DIRTY MAN". Little do they know they are now the ones with poop on their hands, not me.  Suck it soapers!
 
2013-09-11 01:09:49 PM
This article reads like an ad for Gojo.
 
2013-09-11 01:24:32 PM
By this same taken, the bar of soap you use to wash your ass AND your face is...

I am so switching to liquid soap
 
2013-09-11 01:35:20 PM
i253.photobucket.comGee Madge, my hands feel so supple and soft but your manicure shop smells like CRAP!i253.photobucket.comI know, you're soaking in it.  And the sh is silent.i253.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-11 01:42:19 PM
GOJO, the company that invented Purell hand sanitizer, has launched a public awareness campaign called Gojo.com/NoMoreBulkSoap

Yep, sounds about as good as all those studies by the tobacco companies that proved that second hand smoke wasn't dangerous, or the ones put out by the oil companies proving the evils of alternate energy.
 
2013-09-11 01:56:18 PM
Microbiologists at Gojo Industries Inc. say [...]
Their solution: Refill soap dispensers with factory-sealed soap cartridges like the ones Gojo [produces].


Nevermind.
 
2013-09-11 01:57:09 PM
I don't touch anything in a public restroom if I can avoid it. My junk is clean, and I won't crap in a public restroom unless its a real emergency.
 
2013-09-11 01:57:58 PM
Well, no wonder the CEO of a company I worked for never washed his hands even after taking a crap.
 
2013-09-11 01:58:02 PM

spman: GOJO, the company that invented Purell hand sanitizer, has launched a public awareness campaign called Gojo.com/NoMoreBulkSoap

Yep, sounds about as good as all those studies by the tobacco companies that proved that second hand smoke wasn't dangerous, or the ones put out by the oil companies proving the evils of alternate energy.


I noticed that as well. They benefit considerably from their "public awareness" campaign. You know, for the public good.
 
2013-09-11 01:58:39 PM

brap: [i253.photobucket.com image 104x78]Gee Madge, my hands feel so supple and soft but your manicure shop smells like CRAP![i253.photobucket.com image 224x205]I know, you're soaking in it.  And the sh is silent.[i253.photobucket.com image 476x360]


It's even funnier, because I'm old enough to remember the Madge/Palmolive commercials.

Which is to say, f*ck you for making me feel really, really old today.
 
2013-09-11 01:58:39 PM
SOAP DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY
 
2013-09-11 01:59:20 PM
media.cleveland.com

I'm Janet Cho, and I don't actually write articles, I just cut and paste press releases from GOJO and hope the idiots in Cleveland think it's just like news!
 
2013-09-11 02:00:32 PM

I want your skull: This article reads like an ad for Gojo.


I think it is in fact an ad for GOJO or at best a press release

The term GOJO seems to appear over 20 times in the "article"  No doubt deeply researched and vetted by Janet Cho at the Cleveland Plan Dealer
 
2013-09-11 02:03:10 PM
Makes sense, since I always crap on the soap dispenser.

/anyone have their hands blown off by those airblades yet?
 
2013-09-11 02:05:03 PM
I work in hospitals, so I know everything is covered in shiat.
 
2013-09-11 02:06:23 PM
"Brought to you by the folks at GOJO, makers of sealed soap bags for dispensers since 1997"
 
2013-09-11 02:06:34 PM
t.fod4.com

I always bring soap from home
 
2013-09-11 02:07:37 PM
This is why I made the switch to colostomy bags.....
 
2013-09-11 02:07:44 PM
Bad journalism/PR masquerading as journalism.   We don't use the Gojo dispensers at my office, but I'll make sure we DON'T.  Companies which want to use the press for their propaganda will be getting no $$$ from my company.
 
2013-09-11 02:12:31 PM
Turns out that washing with dirty soap could leave your hands with "25 times more (potentially harmful) gram-negative bacteria after washing than before washing with contaminated soap," Shumaker said. "You could end up going into a public restroom and coming out dirtier than you were before."

Oh, boo hoo.

Fine, if your hands are clean and you wash with the soap, maybe it'll have more bacteria than it had before. However, generally, you aren't washing your hands because they're clean, you're washing your hands because you were just wiping your ass or handling your dick. Your hands after washing would be cleaner than not washing.
 
2013-09-11 02:13:42 PM
Ugh, at work we have motion sensor ones that squirt white foam into your hand that somehow never washes off completely.
 
2013-09-11 02:17:45 PM

SomeCallMeTim: I don't touch anything in a public restroom if I can avoid it. My junk is clean, and I won't crap in a public restroom unless its a real emergency.


You know your junk isn't clean unless you just stepped out of the shower, yeah?
 
2013-09-11 02:18:47 PM
Someday, when Purell has become the global norm for sanitizing everything, we'll invade another world. Then, after an apparent conquest, we'll fall victim to their simplest bacteria.
 
2013-09-11 02:18:55 PM
Is there an easy way to test the soap without having access to a laboratory?
 
2013-09-11 02:19:07 PM

MBooda: Makes sense, since I always crap on the soap dispenser.

/anyone have their hands blown off by those airblades yet?


Pro tip: time your activities carefully...that air velocity is enough to embed jizz pretty deep in the fabric of your shirt.
 
2013-09-11 02:19:41 PM
Can't we just figure out how to not shiat???

Or a hover field above the seat and a disinfectant spray...no touch, no touch.
 
2013-09-11 02:19:42 PM
No shiat.
 
2013-09-11 02:31:15 PM
This is why I don't wash my hands.
 
2013-09-11 02:34:33 PM
So, you're saying I shouldn't wipe with the soap? That's wrong of me?
 
2013-09-11 02:36:12 PM
That explains why I've been getting intestinal bacterial infections every few days for my entire life. Thanks GoJo!
 
2013-09-11 02:37:13 PM
Not 'poopier' - 'more poopy'.
 
2013-09-11 02:38:09 PM
If that's gonna kill ya, Darwin's already got your date penciled in his appointment book.
 
2013-09-11 02:40:11 PM
It's soap, it's going to break the surface tension and allow the water to rinse the germs right off your hands. I wouldn't think that contaminated soap would make too much difference. The problem is restrooms with sinks that have environmentally friendly faucets that either have no water pressure or are timed so they only stay on a few seconds and you have to keep touching the handle that Walker has previously touched, re-contaminating your hands, or leave poop flavored soap on your hands because you couldn't rinse it off well.
 
2013-09-11 02:42:07 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-09-11 02:43:34 PM
I was thinking this was another "Blank has more poop on it than a toilet seat" article, so:
i227.photobucket.com

But then I realized it was an ad masquerading as a news article, so:
img37.imageshack.us

/sorry about the spelling
 
2013-09-11 02:49:48 PM

Hector Remarkable: Not 'poopier' - 'more poopy'.


img.ksl.com
 
2013-09-11 02:55:09 PM
You are awash with bacteria. They're everywhere, even INSIDE YOUR BODY. Washing with soap may clean your hands for the instant, but you're still gonna touch that doorknob, stuff your pinkies down in the pocket you used before you washed, and sit in that chair in the employee's lounge. All you're really doing is teach them bugs how to deal with soap. I ain't sayin' that you shouldn't clean up, but for daily activities not involving a diminished immune system, Sanitizer and soap should be used sparingly. It'll make your own immunities better.
 
2013-09-11 03:07:11 PM
i1136.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-11 03:09:03 PM
Sometimes I crap in the soap dispensers, but it's because I luv you guys and don't want you to get Alzheimer's.
 
2013-09-11 03:27:03 PM
"Microbiologists at Gojo Industries"...
so, paid ad disguised as an article...

"...and other institutions..."
...with a lame attempt to make it look like is ISN'T a paid ad...

Stopped reading there
 
2013-09-11 03:31:02 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: SomeCallMeTim: I don't touch anything in a public restroom if I can avoid it. My junk is clean, and I won't crap in a public restroom unless its a real emergency.

You know your junk isn't clean unless you just stepped out of the shower, yeah?


Yeah, cuz bacteria just sort of "appears" out of thin air...all over your junk.

Unless you've dropped a #2 since you showered...the only bacteria down there will be from your own skin...I'm going with that over ANYTHING in a public bathroom, thanks.
 
2013-09-11 03:48:33 PM
The soap is dirty, but I bet the hidden cam is dirtier
 
2013-09-11 03:48:48 PM

RoyBatty: Sometimes I crap in the soap dispensers, but it's because I luv you guys and don't want you to get Alzheimer's.


I don't always crap in the restroom soap dispenser, but when I do, I make sure it's one from Gojo Industries.
 
2013-09-11 03:51:21 PM

jigger: Ugh, at work we have motion sensor ones that squirt white foam into your hand that somehow never washes off completely.


I've never heard of those, but everywhere I've visited in the UCLA Medical Center they have foam dispensers that I love (not automatic). I've no idea if they get my hands cleaner or have the germ problems mentioned in TFA, but I like to use them.

/Also not sure if it's simply the novelty factor at play
 
2013-09-11 04:09:22 PM

lostcat: Someday, when Purell has become the global norm for sanitizing everything, we'll invade another world. Then, after an apparent conquest, we'll fall victim to their simplest bacteria.


What's the obsession about everything needing to be completely germ-free and sanitary anyway?

Frankly, I don't really care how many germs are on my hands after I've washed them. As long as they look and smell clean, I'm satisfied.

/never gets sick
// neither does anyone in our household
/// suck it, germaphobes!
 
2013-09-11 04:15:13 PM

Walker: Yeah, I always just use water then people shoot me evil looks like "YOU DIRTY DIRTY MAN". Little do they know they are now the ones with poop on their hands, not me.  Suck it soapers!


Often I will use the soap dispenser but let the soap fall into the sink, just so people think I'm really washing my hands. This preoccupation with germs that we have these days is stupid IMHO.
 
2013-09-11 04:19:58 PM
I RTFA expecting to roll my eyes right out of my head, but I didn't. Sure, Gojo is a major producer, if not the top producer, of BIB soaps. This, of course, means they have an innate bias. Still, though, BIB soaps are better in every way but price.
 
2013-09-11 04:53:49 PM
Soap dispensers are always filthy, you should always wash your hands after using them.
 
2013-09-11 04:59:13 PM
I don't remember ever seeing a bar of soap in a public bathroom. Maybe once or twice. It's all been hand soap.
 
2013-09-11 06:34:21 PM
Ya, thanks Subby for wasteing a green on a link that is nothing more than a paid ad for GoJo
Do you work for them?
 
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