Did You Know?

Some little known facts about cough that you might not have come across before.

  • Did you know that the average human cough would fill about three-quarters of a two-litre drinks bottle with air?
  • There are around 3,000 tiny droplets of saliva are expelled in a single cough!
  • Some of them fly out of the mouth at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour...
  • When we have an infection the mucus we cough out may be yellow or green and thicker and stickier than usual – this is because of the trapped bacterial or viral particles it contains.

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