Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD)

Study: Using Public Toilet Seats? Beware of HPV Virus. CBCD Explains Study Implications

A study found that 9 out of 10 clean public toilet seats have the HPV virus on them. The CBCD reviews study and recommends treatments that target the virus.


Rochester, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/02/2014 --A team of scientists, from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, headed by Dr. Vitaly Smelov, tested clean public toilet seats for the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The team found that 9 out of 10 seats had the virus that causes genital warts and cancer. According to the study, "Apparently clean seats in 23 airports located in 13 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and UK) were sampled with (an advanced DNA testing procedure). (The procedure) detected (HPV) DNA in 101/113 (89%) of samples." What makes these statistics even worse is the fact that the HPV virus can stay infectious for up to 7 days. "STI (sexually transmitted infection) particles deposited on environmental surfaces may stay temporarily infectious: … up to 7 days for HPV." (1)

"We, at the CBCD, would like to use the results of this study to warn the public. Beware of clean public toilet seats. Using a public toilet seat, means risking an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the one that causes genital warts and cancer." - John Evans, CBCD

The CBCD recommends that people who use public toilet seats take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against the HPV and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, "individuals infected with the HPV…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR." (2) The study authors also wrote that, "we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms." (2)

Both products can be ordered online on the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

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(1) Smelov V, Eklund C, Arroyo Muhr LS, Hultin E, Dillner J. Are human papillomavirus DNA prevalences providing high-flying estimates of infection? An international survey of HPV detection on environmental surfaces. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Dec;89(8):627. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051280. Epub 2013 Nov 4.

(2) Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.

About the CBCD
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD, is a non-for-profit research center. The mission of the CBCD is to advance the research on the biology of chronic diseases, and to accelerate the discovery of treatments for these diseases. The CBCD published the "Purple" book entitled "Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease" written by Dr. Hanan Polansky. The book presents Dr. Polansky's highly acclaimed scientific theory on the relationship between the DNA of latent (chronic) viruses and the onset of chronic diseases. Dr. Polansky's book is available as a free download from the CBCD website. We invite biologists, virologists, scientists, and policy makers to download Dr. Polansky's book from the CBCD website.