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Why Using Toilet Seat Liners Is Basically Pointless Published: June 17, 2014

Are you one of those people who always grabs a paper liner before sitting down on the loo? Surely, you do so to prevent catching a disease from someone else's, er, splashes that may be left on the toilet seat.

Well, turns out, those liners may have more to do with providing comfort and reassurance to the user than actually doing anything to prevent disease, says infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner, M.D., a professor of preventive medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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