Flushing the Toilet Might Spread Coronavirus


Going to the bathroom is something that any grown adult should do automatically. Like, you really don’t think about it unless there’s an accident, and then you go about your day. But a new study says you should think about how you go to the toilet now so as not to spread the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

The study says you should close the toilet lid before flushing, and not just because it makes it flush quieter.

Because the coronavirus may affect the digestive system, flushing can send a spray of droplets containing coronavirus particles up to three feet into the air, according to the study published in the Physics of Fluids.