I will acknowledge before preceding that some people don't accept the concept of germ theory or may be allergic to soap and water. Most people pick up germs through their hands and place their hands in their mouths, noses and on their eyes. And for those who want to say that germs can be spread through the air, I have just said it for you. An elementary school teacher did an experiment. She had her class wash their hands with soap and water before school and at lunchtime. The absence rate went down 25%. A study was done on comparing fecal germs on public toilet seats and on the water fixture handles. The fixture handles were uniformly dirty and much dirtier than the toilet seats. I routinely wash the house door knobs, refrigerator and food cabinet handles, lavatory handles as well. I also wash the driver's steering wheel and car door latches. Years ago I went to a proctologist. He gave his professional speech. Eastern toilets were a more natural and sanitary approach than western toilets. Don't use toilet paper if you can avoid it because it contains perfumes and abrasives. Use a warm wash cloth at home. Do not use a towel and hang it out to try. Wash a towel after using it. It turned out that he was right - and lost a customer. The incidences of "toe rot" went to zero as well. I realize that most of you are loaded with dough and have had lassik. If you wear eye glasses, most people don't understand that grease and germs get onto the frames as well as the lenses. This is why you put a pair of glasses into a watered down solution of ivory liquid overnight. Takes off the grease and germs. I again acknowledge that many people don't believe in germ theory. I know a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who has negative reviews because he doesn't wash his hands between procedures. I have also see Kaiser nurses in pre-op picking up dropped materials and putting it back on trays.