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Toilet Seat Cover (An article from Wikipedia)

A toilet seat cover or toilet sheet is a disposable piece of paper shaped like the toilet seat itself that

can be placed on the seat by its user. Its purpose is to protect the toilet's user from germs that may be

resting on the seat by creating a protective barrier.


Confusingly,  the term is also sometimes used for decorative covers for the toilet  seat, or even the toilet

seat lid, if present. These covers generally do  not serve a sanitary purpose, and may even pose difficulties

with cleaning and sanitization if they are made of porous materials or are  unsuitably shaped. The descriptive

qualifier "disposable" is added to  clarify the intended use of some toilet seat covers.


Toilet seat covers are generally held in a dispenser, allowing the users to access one cover at a time, without

making unnecessary contact  with additional toilet seat covers.

While toilet seat covers give public toilet users a sense of  security, studies have shown they do not necessarily

protect a toilet user from disease. For example, if a toilet user is negligent enough to  place a toilet-seat cover

while the seat is still wet with liquid waste the fluids can soak through the cover and make contact with the user.


There  has been much debate among those who use toilet covers, regarding the  orientation of said toilet seat cover.

The proper way to place a cover  on a toilet seat is to place the side with the flap toward the front of  the toilet, with the

flap going in the toilet to prevent "splashing"  forward.  Most public toilet seats are "U" shaped with an exposed rim in 

the front; the flap prevents particles and germs from collecting there.


In 2009, legislators in Maine rejected legislation that would have required toilet-seat covers be  placed in all restrooms.

The bill was referred to the Committee on  Health and Human Services, but eventually filed without further action being

taken to enact the law.


In 2007, businesswoman Jacquie Edwards of Newtonmore developed a biodegradeable toilet seat cover.