- Dane Jones took to TikTok to share the insight with his 7.9 million followers
- The US-based content creator urged people to share the little-known danger
- And other social media users were quick to flood to the comments to thank him
The internet has been sent into a frenzy after a stern warning was issued about the tiny marks often seen on public restroom toilet paper.
Dane Jones took to TikTok to reveal that the small indents are made by drug users wiping off their needles.
The US-based content creator urged his 7.9 million followers to share the little-known danger with family and friends as it ‘could save their life.’
And other social media users were quick to flood to the comments to thank him.
Dane Jones took to TikTok to issue a stern warning about the tiny marks often seen on public restroom toilet paper
The US-based content creator revealed that the small indents are made by drug users wiping off their needles
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 6.7 million times, Dane shares a picture of a toilet roll with tiny pin pricks indented in the side.
He then uses a green screen to project his face over the image as he reveals his thoughts.
The social media star states: ‘If your toilet paper looks like this in a public restroom you need to get out as fast as possible.
‘If you look closely you will see a bunch of tiny red blood splotches. That is not from someone’s bloody nose or little accident.
‘It’s from someone cleaning their needles – dirty needles to be exact.
‘We don’t know if this was one person or multiple people cleaning their needles from injecting drugs.’
He continues: ‘Keep in mind if you are using this toilet paper to clean yourself, all it takes is one tiny drop of blood to enter your system.
‘You could easily contract a lifelong virus like HIV/Aids, hepatitis C and hepatitis B.
The revelation left viewers stunned as one wrote: ‘This is my sign to never use public toilet tissue again’
‘It’s just really sad to see public restrooms being used as a cleaning place for people’s dirty needles.
‘And if you did end up accidentally using this toilet paper, your chances would be pretty low to catch HIV as this statistic says that one out of 300 health care workers accidentally stuck with a needle from someone with HIV get infected.
‘However, for hepatitis B, the odds can be as high as one in three if the worker has not been vaccinated.’
Dane concludes: ‘With that said, if you do see a toilet paper roll that looks like this in a public restroom, notify the staff immediately to have it replaced and stay as far away as you can from it.’
He uploaded the clip alongside a caption that read: ‘Share this with family friends it could save their life!’
The revelation left viewers stunned as one wrote: ‘This is my sign to never use public toilet tissue again.’
Another added: ‘Thank you for this good information.’
And a third simply said: ‘New fear unlocked.’