Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes

“Speech creates droplets that breathing alone does not. That much is clear,” said Andrew Noymer, a University of California at Irvine epidemiologist who also was not part of the new research. “Big mouths of the world, beware. You’re putting the rest of us at risk.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]