What happens when you flush a toilet?

Many of you know that I'm not a fan of the uncovered toilet in hospital rooms or anywhere for that matter. Over at Fast Company, they have an amazing post with high-speed video (included above) from Lydia Bourguiba, an MIT professor who studies fluid dynamics and disease. The focus of this 1000-2000 frame per second video is the small particle or aerosol transmission that occurs after a toilet is flushed, think C. difficile. Enjoy! Oh, and sorry to ruin your breakfast or lunch.


  1. You guys should check out the following product and determine if it can reduce the amount of aerosoloization and droplets:


    I know, the video is hilarious, but this is a real product!




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