Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Coronavirus: pathogens linger in toilet for hours if you flush without closing lid – and some may still sneak through even if it is down, Hong Kong study finds

  • Polluted droplets can follow air flow and be carried to other rooms in a home
  • Running exhaust fan for 15 minutes will remove vast majority of airborne pathogens, study leader says

Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Professor Alvin Lai of City University of Hong Kong explains the relationship between flushing the toilet and the transmission of pathogens on February 13. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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