Highlights

  • The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder
  • They used lasers to investigate how rapidly particles move
  • These plumes can spread pathogens from human waste

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Every time you flush, it releases tiny water droplets called aerosol plumes which spread contagious diseases.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder recently shed light on what happens when you flush with an open lid.

According to Scientist John Crimaldi, every time you flush a toilet, it releases tiny water droplets called
aerosol plumes. These droplets can spread pathogens from human waste and expose people in public restrooms to contagious diseases.

They used lasers to investigate how rapidly these particles move, and how long they linger in the air.

So, next time when you visit a restroom, don’t forget to close the lid before flushing.

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