Radiologist calls proposal to limit bathroom use ‘crappy advice’

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, recently made a rather strange suggestion: that people use the bathroom less frequently to help protect the environment.

“It's enough to eat a little less,” he said, as quoted by the BBC. “You talk about environmental pollution. It's enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”

Radiologist Paul Hsieh, MD, wrote about the strange policy proposal for Forbes, noting that nobody should consider following this “crappy advice.”

“I’m not an expert on climate change,” Hsieh wrote. “But as a physician, I can comment on the medical aspects of his advice.”

Hsieh had fun with his response, noting that he wasn’t being terribly serious, but did set aside time to share information related to the practice of diagnostic radiology.

Click below to read his full column.