You care about our environment. That is why you recycle. This is why you use paper or reusable grocery bags. It’s why you tried recycling once. But have you ever considered how much your toilet use could benefit the environment? How?!
It’s true. You can save Mother Earth while also improving your health by rethinking your restroom habits. In the United States, 9.1 million trees are cut down each year to make toilet paper. That is a large number of trees. Consider this. Keep in mind that toilet paper is a product that we flush away.
Fortunately, there is an eco-friendly alternative: bidets. Since its invention in the 17th century, the bidet toilet has gone a long way. Meanwhile, most Americans still think of them as a bizarre bowl that French people sit over after using an ordinary bathroom. That image of bidets is as old as a telegraph machine.
Let’s start with some of the health Benefits of using a bidet. Bacteria are washed away from our sensitive areas by bidets. On the other hand, wiping with a dry piece of paper isn’t always a good idea. Consider this: if you dropped a can of Coke on your arm, would you clean it up with a dry paper napkin? Not. You’d wash your arm in the sink because you’d feel a sticky residue on your arm the rest of the day if you didn’t.
It’s the same with your backside. Yet, for some reason, we’ve convinced ourselves that we’re clean after defecating or urinating simply by wiping the area with paper. It may surprise you to learn that only a few countries on the planet still believe in this myth. Most bathrooms in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East have bidets. They are so crucial to physical health in Italy that a law was created in 1975 requiring at least one bidet in every home. Understandably, the Italians would do something like this. Men and women can develop health problems resulting from bacteria left on our sensitive areas — health problems that could be avoided using a bidet! The e.coli bacterium causes the majority of UTIs in women. When used correctly, even the most simple and best bidets may remove microorganisms. In males, germs left behind can cause bacterial prostatitis. Again, this can easily be avoided by using a bidet to wash away the bacteria. Best of all, by keeping a bidet cleaned posterior, both men and women can help prevent colorectal problems that might otherwise take you to the doctor.
Bidets provide comfort in addition to hygienic quality. Any woman who has recently given birth will tell you that a bidet washing with gentle, warm water is far superior to wiping a painfully sore area with abrasive paper. People suffering from medical conditions such as constipation rely on the enema wash option on bidets to alleviate their discomfort. Bidets provide restroom independence for the aged and people with arm, wrist, or shoulder injuries. These folks can clean and dry themselves completely by touching one or two buttons.
How we save environment
Back to the environment – as previously said, bidets save money and trees by allowing people to remove or minimize their toilet paper usage. Furthermore, bidets cut electricity use and conserve water. While bidet accessories like warmers and dryers consume electricity, it is a negligible quantity compared to the amount of energy used to manufacture toilet paper. Furthermore, you may always choose an extremely eco-friendly bidet that does not have any electricity-consuming options.
Overall, getting a bidet is not only the right thing to do for the environment, but it is also the best choice for your health. Both your bum and the world will be grateful!