Coronavirus Updates

ATLANTA, GA - UNDATED: This undated handout photo from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a microscopic view of the Coronavirus at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the CDC the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) might be a "previously unrecognized virus from the Coronavirus family." (Photo by CDC/Getty Images)

According to a new study in China, flushing the toilet can spread COVID-19.

Per the New York Post, “Researchers at Yangzhou University in China have used a computer simulation to show how flushing a toilet can spew a plume of virus-laden aerosol droplets as high as three feet — lingering in the air for up to a minute and possibly infecting others.”

They add, “Recent studies have shown that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive in the digestive system and end up in the feces, raising the possibility that it could be transmitted from the toilet.”

Ji-Xiang, one of the study co-authors, said in a statement, “One can foresee that the velocity will be even higher when a toilet is used frequently, such as in the case of a family toilet during a busy time or a public toilet serving a densely populated area.”

In a nutshell, the best way to avoid this from happening:  Close the lid before you flush.

10 Movies You Definitely Shouldn’t Watch If Coronavirus Scares You

Sign me up for the ROCK 92.9 email newsletter!

Be the first to know about rock news, upcoming shows, plus exclusive prizes, giveaways, and more!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.