Tuesday , May 24 2022

The health officer told young people with soap loose in Main Palmerston



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Public silence in Palmerston North is no longer stocked as soap, causing somebody's skin to crawl.

The council has washed his hands from slippery things, ill for soap distributors to be vandalized, allowing bathroom users to rely on water only for good hygiene.

It became a shock for a boring user that she contacted Stuff.

"It's 2018 and we're shaking hands with others who have cattle."

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Well, it's probably not a problem.

The practice may go against what our parents have learned to us, but the area health board does not expect the change to trigger cases of disease.

Most of the germs found in public toilets were the common bacteria found on the skin that could be raised anywhere, said mid-mid medical doctor Craig Thornley, not wet bacteria.

Public toilets were not a public health risk, he said.

"There is a relatively small risk. People should only use common sense."

Inside the public toilets in North Palmerston
A skate park has everything you need, except soap.

MURRAY WILSON / STUFF

Inside the public toilets in North Palmerston
A skate park has everything you need, except soap.

He said if people washing their hands under water running for 20 seconds – as long as it was to sing Happy Birthday twice – and dried very well, they were good to go.

He advised appropriate hand washing with soap and water before treating next foods, and if people were particularly concerned, they could carry a hand-held alcohol seam for a "pretty good" result.

Some people on Palmerston North streets were surprised that the council had given vandals and cutting standards of hygiene.

"They're going to ask for a bit and ignore the many needs," said Palmerston North, Bryan Treloar.

He was worried that germs could spread more easily, creating a potential for "community health issue".

Nice on the outside, but public toilets at the Spanish Esplanade Railway station are overwhelming.

MURRAY WILSON / STUFF

Nice on the outside, but public toilets at the Spanish Esplanade Railway station are overwhelming.

Aucklander, Fiona Austin, said he would not avoid using public toilets because there was no soap.

"If you're using a public toilet, you can expect some additional germs."

Ace Ruru, from Palmerston North, believed that the decision to get rid of the distributors was "odd".

"Soap should be used in public toilets, but nobody uses it anyway."

Public toilets at North Palmerston Park offer no soap.

MURRAY WILSON / STUFF

Public toilets at North Palmerston Park offer no soap.

The chief executive officer of the city council, Ray Swadel, said that the council would prefer to have soap machines in public toilets.

"However, due to the disappointing level of vandalism in most public toilets, we had to remove items that could be tackled.

"This includes soap distributors, although this is not ideal, the cost of servicing and replacement of soap machines has influenced us not to be available."

The Restless Women's toilets in the Square have escaped the purge.

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