Why you should always close the toilet lid: Images show how germ-infested water droplets are thrown far into the air when you flush

Comment: Leaving aside for the moment how this information is in part being used to further scare the public about coronavirus, the following data is useful to remember – and act on – for any number of infectious or sickening particles spread by toilet water droplets. A series of startling photos have captured what really happens when a toilet is flushed with the seat lid still up. Harpic, the chemical company, used high-speed specialist cameras to capture the firework display of aerosol particles spewed into the air by a toilet’s sloshing water. The striking visuals add to a growing movement to encourage people to put the lid down before flushing. A July study found coronavirus particles can be sprayed in a cloud up to three foot high by a single flush. survey of 2,000 Britons found 55 per cent of UK adults don’t close the lid when flushing the toilet – despite almost three quarters (72 per cent) saying they are more hygiene aware than ever before. Toilet bowl water remains…