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June 6, 2012 11:48 AM Subscribe
In a cloud of microscopic horrors, should I breathe through my nose or my mouth?
posted by CarlRossi to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say I'm standing in line at the bank. The air is relatively still, patient zero behind me stands a little too close. I can tell because I can hear their wheezing/labored breathing.
Then horror of horrors. They sneeze.
Statistically speaking, which is my better option for protecting myself from catching their diseases, short of running from the building... Breathe through my nose or breathe through my mouth? Should I hold my breath as long as I can to allow the germs to disperse?