The #1 Germ-Ridden Surface in the Airport
If you had to guess the most germ-ridden surface in our nation’s airports, what would you guess?
The handrail on the moving sidewalk? The door handle coming into the airport? The flusher on the toilet?
If you guessed any of these, then like me, you’re wrong. It’s the screen on the self-check-in kiosk!
Surprized? I was too.
How ’bout this?
What is the most germ-ridden surface on the airplane? I got this wrong too. I guessed the tray table.
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Over the recent busy holiday season, they conducted 18 tests across six surfaces from three major U.S. airports and airline flights. They sent their swabs to the lab and found the average number of viable bacteria and fungal cells per square inch, or colony-forming units (CFU), to see how clean traveling really is.
The result will likely surprise you.
Bottom Line? If you don’t want to get sick while flying, keep your three-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer handy and use it often.
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