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Flushing toilets create clouds of virus

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Researchers used a computer simulation to show how a flushing toilet can create a cloud of virus-containing aerosol droplets that is large and widespread and lasts long enough that the droplets could be breathed in by others.

With recent studies showing the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive in the human digestive tract and show up in feces of the infected, this raises the possibility the disease could be transmitted with the use of toilets.

Toilet flushing creates a great deal of turbulence, and qualitative evidence suggests this can spread both bacteria and viruses. The public, however, remains largely unaware of this infection pathway, since few quantitative studies have been carried out to investigate this possible mechanism.

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-flushing-toilets-clouds-virus-containing-particles.html

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OverSword

So no more flushing the toilet.  Got it :tu:

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Susanc241

I just can’t understand those who flush with the lid up.  Madness.

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