|Study: Sneezes spread germs farther than we knew|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CHICAGO — That dainty handkerchief you use to cover up sneezes should be considered more of a fierce battle shield, after new research shows that sneezes release violent gas clouds with the ability to spread germs farther than previously calculated.
Coughs and sneezes release a cloud of invisible gas that extends the range of droplets released as much as 5 to 200 times, according to the study “Violent expiratory events: on coughing and sneezing,” conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
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