Singer Bette Midler sent out a series of three tweets on Tuesday commenting about the scientists observing that “aerosol droplets forced upward” by a flushed toilet “spread wide enough and linger long enough to be inhaled.”
“And now this!” said Midler.
“Our methods to prevent the spread of the coronavirus keeps growing: social distancing, rigorous hand washing, face masks and now the latest—closing lid before we flush,” she said.
“Scientists who simulated toilet water and air flows found that aerosol droplets forced upward by a flush appear to spread wide enough and linger long enough to be inhaled,” she said.
“Experts call it the ‘toilet plume,’” she said.
“Combing that with the fact that the coronavirus has been found in the feces of patients, and you can see what we’re getting at,” Midler wrote.
“Oh, for Christ’s sake! Who is leaning that far over the toilet bowl?” she concluded.