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O'Hare 'Hygienic' Toilet Seats Might Actually Be Gross And Not At All Clean, According To Report

01/29/2013 06:18 pm ET

The so-called hygienic toilet seats at the nation's second-busiest airport might not be passing the white glove test when people are doing their business.

A video (embedded above) shows Mihalopoulos pouring orange juice in the toilet (to simulate the human call of nature) and then watching as the plastic sleeve covering the seat drags up liquid splashed on the rim and redeposits droplets of the liquid on the supposedly fresh new plastic.

Jerold Wagenheim, the vice president of marketing at North American Hygiene Inc. (which assembles the seats) told ABC, “I can tell you that the way the reporter portrayed the use of the seat—by pouring orange juice on the rim of the bowl—is not the customary use of the toilet bowl."

Wagenheim added, “You can take any product today and play it around with it enough to make it not work the way it should be working.”

Wagenheim called the demonstration "unbelievable" and said the "SaniSeats" have been used for years prior without incident.

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