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Numerous official studies carried out internationally have shown that viruses and bacteria, including Coronavirus, are widely present in the aerosol and droplets that are created during  the use of a toilet during and when flushing. 

The aerosol commonly produced also has a bad odour, it is spread from the toilet and according
to studies remains suspended in the air of the bathroom for a long time, making it  possible to be inhaled by a subsequent user. It also settles on the surrounding surfaces generating the risk of contamination. 

Planus has created a PATENTED toilet capable of extracting the aerosol directly from the toilet basin during use, removing it to outside of the bathroom. 

By removing it at it’s source, we counteract both the release of bad odour and the spread of viruses and other pathogens. 

 Our technical department is available to provide further information on the operation of the new product. 

 

 Below is the link relating to the official report of the American Journal of Infection Control:


https://www.ajicjournal.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0196-6553%2814%2900249-1

 

Background: The airborne spreading of enteric viruses can occur through the aerosol and droplets produced
by toilet flushing. 
These can contaminate the surrounding environment, but few data exist to estimate the risk of exposure
and infection. For this reason environmental monitoring of air and selected surfaces was carried out in 2 toilets
of an office building and in 3 toilets of a hospital before and after cleaning operations.

Methods: To reveal the presence of norovirus, enterovirus, rhinovirus, human rotavirus, and Torque teno virus
and to quantify human adenovirus and bacteria counts, molecular and cultural methods were used.

Results: On the whole, viruses were detected on 78% of surfaces and in 81% of aerosol. Among the

researched viruses, only human adenovirus and Torque teno virus were found in both surface and air samples.

In several cases the same adenovirus strain was concurrently found in all matrices. Bacterial counts were
unrelated to viral presence and cleaning did not seem to substantially reduce contamination.

 

Conclusions: The data collected in our study confirm that toilets are an important source

of viral contamination,  mainly in health care settings,where disinfection can have a crucial role in
preventing virus spread.