News Loud talking can leave thousands of coronavirus droplets in air for 14 minutes Talking at a loud volume can release thousands of coronavirus droplets per second, researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Maryland have found Share Coronavirus can be spread through talking, as well as coughs and sneezes, scientists say Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - The Coronavirus Briefing Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email
Loud talking can leave coronavirus lingering in the air for much longer than previously thought, scientists say.
A US study claims that infected people can release thousands of droplets when speaking, which can then remain airborne for up to 14 minutes.
The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come after scientists used laser lights to study how oral spray travels.
As part of the study, a person was filmed saying the phrase "stay healthy" for 25 seconds in an enclosed space.
The location was then filmed for 80 minutes, to analyse how many particles remained in the air. Loud talking can release thousands of droplets per second Read More