GROSS: Laser Shows How Water Sprays Into Air When You Flush Toilet

  •  You may never forget to close the lid again after reading this study — and watching the video below. Scientists have demonstrated how toilet water sprays when we flush — carrying potentially dangerous germs into the air —  in a series of experiments.
  • Scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder say the “invisible plume,” which contains microscopic particles of pee, poop and whatever else was in the bowl, is a health hazard for those who follow.
  • The research team used bright green lasers and cameras to reveal for the first time how they are rapidly ejected from a lidless public cubicle.
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