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Bioaerosols generated in public toilets may pose a concern for the transmission of coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Science, Testing, Transmission

To quantify the extent of aerosolization, we measure the size and number of droplets generated by flushing toilets and urinals in a public restroom. The results indicate that the particular designs tested in the study generate a large number of droplets in the size range 0.3μm3μm, which can reach heights of at least 1.52 m. Covering the toilet reduced aerosol levels but did not eliminate them completely, suggesting that aerosolized droplets escaped through small gaps between the cover and the seat.

aip.scitation.org report : Aerosol generation in public restrooms

 

 

 

 

 

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