As this PolicyMic article explains, MIT researchers have been looking into the real travel capabilities of a typical unblocked sneeze. The results are nothing to ... well, you know.

Check that link for more, including some visual content that is equal parts neat and disturbing. With a sneeze's impact going above and beyond what many expected, the new info may encourage engineers to revisit how buildings -- especially those with sensitive occupants -- try to combat transmission of unwanted molecules.

Look for more on infection control in hospitals in our upcoming health care issues in July and November. And here's Gary Hamilton's feature on IAQ in health care settings from last summer.