Coronavirus Spread – Why Flushing The Toilet May Put You At Risk
Toilets could be spreading the coronavirus. That’s what epidemiologists are stating based on scientific research data. The novel Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and remains a clear and present danger.
Public health officials are suggesting that human waste may contain bacteria that can cause you to become sick. We are encouraged to wear masks as a way of stopping the spread of the virus, but have you ever considered that toilets could be contributing to the rate of infection?
Tips for Preventing the Spread of the Virus While Using the Bathroom
You’ve probably seen the visual studies of people sneezing in slow motion to demonstrate how far particles travel through the air. As gross as it is, flushing a toilet releases microscopic droplets that become airborne traveling upward through the air.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published data from various sources in the science community. It was discovered that particles from your toilet containing bacteria, could potentially reach as high as 3 feet when you flush! This is known as a toilet plume.
Public restrooms also pose a health risk. A study conducted by Elsevier BV estimated that a person infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) sheds up to 11.3 billion viral genomes per day. If that same individual uses the toilet and flushes, the aerosol water droplets that are expelled into the air may contain the coronavirus that originated in the fecal matter. Toilet plumes aren’t just gross, they pose a potential health risk that may only now have begun to be studied carefully and taken seriously.
The easiest way to minimize the spread of germs in the bathroom: Close the lid. Remember to put the toilet seat down BEFORE you flush. This will prevent toilet plume.
Alcohol Products Are Proven Effective Against the Virus
Alcohol contains antimicrobial properties, which means that it can destroy viruses and bacteria at the right concentration level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that alcohol-based wipes or spray should contain 70% alcohol to be effective in killing harmful pathogens.
Closing your toilet lid before flushing is a no-brainer. In addition to closing the toilet seat lid, you can help fight the spread of viruses with an alcohol based bathroom odor eliminator. Love My Drops is the eco-friendly way to eliminate personal bathroom odor. It’s advanced formula traps odors below the water surface and helps fight against pathogens that could be exposed in toilet plume.
Simply add a few drops before you go. As an all-natural product with essential oils, Love My Drops does not contain parabens or phthalates, so it’s safe for your health and the septic system and leaves your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.