Viruses still ‘ejected’ from toilets even when lid is closed

Closing the toilet lid before flushing does not lessen the risk of contaminating bathroom surfaces with viruses, researchers found.
Past studies have shown that closing a toilet lid before flushing can limit the spread of bacteria.
“We wanted to determine if closing the toilet lid as recommended by some would reduce the amount of viruses ejected from the toilet after flushing,” Charles P. Gerba, PhD, a professor of virology at the University of Arizona, told Healio. “Also, the toilet seat gets more contaminated because the air from the toilet bowl is forced over the toilet

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