Gap Fill - Toilet-seat Lids - Level 6


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Many people believe that putting the toilet-seat lid down helps to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. A recent study pretty much dispels this . A team of from the University of Arizona conducted research on the activity of viral particles after a toilet is flushed. The scientists determined that there is little in the spread of germs, of whether the lid is up or down. Microbiologist Dr Charles Gerba has been studying pathogens for nearly five decades. He said: "All that air when you flush goes , and it carries the viruses that are in the toilet bowl out of it." He said a forces bacteria out from under the lid and contaminates nearby .

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