Using a public restroom? Mask up!

Think you don't need to worry about COVID-19 while using a public restroom? A group of researchers from Yangzhou University in China recently reported that flushing public restroom toilets can release clouds of virus-laden ...

Flushing toilets create clouds of virus-containing particles

Researchers used a computer simulation to show how a flushing toilet can create a cloud of virus-containing aerosol droplets that is large and widespread and lasts long enough that the droplets could be breathed in by others.

Confusion and poor messaging led to hoarding, experts suggest

Hoarding is wrong, and you should not do it, all our experts agree. But the reasons people are overbuying—and that you cannot always find toilet paper, milk, eggs, and cleaning supplies after several states issued a shelter-in-place ...

Why queues for women's toilets are longer than men's

If you're a woman, then you've definitely experienced the frustration of standing in a long, slow-moving queue for the toilets while watching men quickly go in and out of theirs. And you've likely had the same conversation ...

Japan: the land of a thousand conveniences

Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery and a convenience store on every corner: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's ...

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