Hygiene

Do You Sit Down On Public Toilet Seats? Science Tells You Why You Should

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever spent five minutes building a nest of loo roll on a public toilet seat before answering nature's call? Or do you just attempt the awkwar...

Why You Should Never Sit In The Aisle Seat On An Aeroplane

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sitting in the aisle seat on an aeroplane may give you easy access to the loo and some extra space to stretch your legs, but it also makes you more ex...

Your Chopping Board Is Dirtier Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You can wash your hands, food or cooking utensils as much as you like - but if you aren't cleaning your chopping boards properly you could be leaving ...

Why Hand Dryers Are Germ Machines

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It might be time to revert back to paper towels, as scientists have shown that hand dryers aren't actually that effective when it comes to combating g...

Answered: Why We Like The Smell Of Our Own Farts

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you have a particularly niche fetish, there probably isn't a human alive that relishes the smell of another person's farts. Our own, howeve...

Why You Should Stop Using Hand Sanitiser...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re one of those people who smother their hands with antibacterial sanitiser the minute you step off of public transport, listen up. Regula...

Why Your Home Might Be Making You Ill

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Double-glazing and loft insulation has become de riguer in the fight to conserve energy, but a new survey reveals that we may be putting our health at...

Simple Hammer Test Shows Just How Dirty The Tube Is

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time the Tube doors open, you may want to think twice before rushing to get yourself a seat. A recent (not-so scientific) experiment has revea...

This Guy Has Been Pooing The Wrong Way His Entire Life

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have had that terrible, haunting moment when we mistakenly sat on the toilet, only to realise as the cold porcelain hit our bottom, that th...

You've Probably Got Toilet Germs In Your Mouth

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're the one in four office workers who doesn't wash their hands after using the loo, hear this: you're disgusting. This poor hygiene habit sp...

What You Need To Know Before Using A Public Toilet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now that we know over a quarter of the population have faecal fragments on their hands, hygiene is certainly on our minds. The (seriously gross) fa...

A Quarter Of People Around You Have Poo On Their Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're feeling a sudden and overwhelming desire to wear surgical gloves for the rest of our lives. The reason? A study has revealed that our hands are ...

Your Carpet Is A Cesspit Of Poo, Urine, Vomit And Tar And You Don't Even Know It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Us Brits are a right mucky bunch - a new study has revealed a shocking amount of us live extremely unhygienic lives and are putting our heath at risk ...

The Ultimate Guide To Buying Chicken

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's roasted, fried or sandwiched between a burger bun, chicken is still our meat of choice - we eat twice as much of the stuff as we do beef ...

How To Deal With A Bed Bug Infestation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is often said that we spend a third of our lives asleep, so ideally, we'd like to do this without the companionship of bed bugs. Unfortunately,...

This Is When You Need To Throw Out Your Lunch Meat Or It Will Become Sentient

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We Brits are trigger happy when it comes to throwing out food - according to a 2013 report we throw about £700 worth of food a year. It's unlikely th...

You Will Never Look At Your Toothbrush In The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: you can't un-learn this. Your toothbrush, which has been sitting in its pot all innocent-like, not offending anyone, may have more in com...

This Will Make Fillings A Thing Of The Past

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one relishes a trip to the dentist, especially when the phrase 'you've got a filling' is uttered. That only means one thing: the high-pitched whine...

How To Behave In The Office Bogs (When Your Boss Is In The Next Stall)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you've got to go, you've got to go - even when you're at work. But what happens if your boss also gets the call of nature at exactly the same...

How To Fix Your Bad Breath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bad breath isn't the worst condition to have in the world, but it certainly doesn't make friends. From meetings in close quarters to chatting in the l...

Your Toilet Is Cleaner Than Your Kitchen, Fact

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Although the mere thought of retrieving anything from your toilet bowl may be enough to make you sick, your toilet may be cleaner than your kitchen s...

Don't Wash Your Hands After Using The Bogs? Your Days Are Numbered

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The world is divided into two types of people: the ones who wash their hands after going to the loo and the others, who don't, indicating they were cl...

LOOK: The Invisible Bugs That Lurk On Your Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Wash your hands" is a commandment our parents instill in us from childhood, but call it teenage rebellion or hygienic apathy - not all of us do it. F...

How Often Do You Change Your Toothbrush? (Probably Not Often Enough)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many items that we use every day are simply crawling with bacteria. Crawling. From toothbrushes (that share a room with your toilet) to loofahs (th...

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?