Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The dirtiest place on a plane

is not the bathroom
You’d think the bathroom on a plane would be the dirtiest place but it’s far from being the most contaminated area.
The lucky winner belongs to the tray table, a report has found.
Trip planning website Travelmath sent a microbiologist to test five different airports and four different flights on two major airline carriers.
Tests were performed on different items at each airport and on each plane, and then ranked by the median of the results.
The six most contaminated places, according to the report are:
  • Tray table
  • Drinking foundation buttons
  • Overheard air vent
  • Lavatory flush button
  • Seatbelt buckle
  • Bathroom stall locks
The tests also showed that these items almost all outrank typical household items.
Note to self: pack the hand sanitiser the next time you’re travelling!

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