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Can Poop Particles Really Get on My Toothbrush?

Some things should be relegated to the bathroom, right? You know the drill, when someone picks up their phone and disappears to the bathroom for an extended period of time. There’s an unspoken rule that the bathroom is “out of order” for a little while, even after that person has vacated the facilities. Who wants to brush their teeth, touch up their make-up, or even take a shower after… okay, we’ll just say it, after someone just pooped in the toilet?

We all abide by society’s agreement to leave a freshly pooped bathroom alone. But aside from the unpleasant smell, is there a cleanliness factor we’re forgetting to talk about?

We all poop, and thus, we all flush toilets after pooping. Recently, studies have been done to see if the odor and bacteria particles in a toilet escape into the air after flushing. The short answer? Yes.

The eloquent name for the microscope particles that are released into the air after you flush is called toilet plume, and it includes anything in the toilet bowl once that lever is pulled. Pee, poop, vomit — you name it. And to make matters worse, most bathrooms are equipped with ventilated fan systems that most of us have been taught to turn on if we’re going to poop in order to clear the air in the bathroom faster.

Unfortunately, that fan system pulls the air in your bathroom towards the ceiling, where the fan is located. From there, the fan pulls out the air and releases it into a conduit outside the house. In theory, this is great. This is actually ideal for the moisture in your bathroom when you take a bath or shower because it helps dry out your bathroom from the steam.

But when you turn the fan on, poop, and then flush? That toilet plume that’s been released is drawn up towards the ceiling by that ventilated fan system, literally bathing your entire bathroom in poop particles. Do you need a minute to process that? We get it. Gross.

If you’re feeling icky right now, we completely understand. And while toilet plume is gross and smelly, it’s also quite unsanitary and can cause the spread of microscopic bacteria particles.

Unfortunately, it’s not just limited to your bathroom. Airborne bacteria particles released from flushing the toilet aren’t partial when it comes to where they land. While your toothbrush on the bathroom counter is definitely a target, your clothes and shoes are also unsuspecting marks.  Furthermore, odor and bacteria can also escape from the bathroom, travel and pollute the entire building (home or office) through the central air duct system.

Washing your hands is an obvious and necessary sanitary practice that we’ve all been taught to do after using the bathroom, but your hands aren’t the only things tracking bacteria around. Microscopic bacteria particles released from poop in toilet flushing travel all around your house via your clothes and shoes – yuck!

Now that you are thoroughly grossed out, we’d like to step in to help rectify that icky feeling. What if we told you that JonEvac® has created a system that attaches directly to your toilet that stops the spread of toilet plume, before it goes airborne in your bathroom and the surrounding rooms in your home?

Yup, that’s right — you can decrease the foul odor while simultaneously cleaning the air in your bathroom with the JonEvac® system. It’s been tested, proven, and will leave your home a more pleasant and clean place!

Attaching directly to the toilet itself, the JonEvac® system contains toilet plume to the toilet bowl and uses a built-in tubing system to trap odor and bacteria before it escapes. The JonEvac’s charcoal filtration system filters out the odor and bacteria then releases clean air back into your bathroom. Our website shows how the system works, how to order and install it, and much more information.

By using the JonEvac® system in your home, you’ll breathe easier knowing that foul odors and unsanitary bacteria are being trapped and filtered instead of running rampant. Now that’s a breath of fresh air!