These Are the Germiest Spots on an Airplane

Anywhere there’s high traffic, and surfaces that can/should be touched…

The general consensus from this study: Airports and airplanes are dirtier than your home (NSF, 2011). Surprisingly, it is the one surface that our food rests on – the tray table – that was the dirtiest of all the locations and surfaces tested. Since this could provide bacteria direct transmission to your mouth, a clear takeaway from this is to eliminate any direct contact your food has with the tray table. It’s also advisable to bring hand sanitizer for any other dirty surface you may touch along your journey.

Take a look at all of the results from the study to learn the other locations and surfaces you should steer clear from.

Source: Airline Hygiene Exposed

If you forget the hand sanitizer, or run low – use other surfaces.  Gloves might attract attention, so use:

  • the non dominant hand
  • knuckles instead of fingers to press buttons
  • elbows work too, but can draw attention to yourself

The Government Uses Toxic Chemicals To Stop You Drinking Hand Sanitizer

During Prohibition, the US Government put toxic chemicals into any products that contained alcohol, just to make sure nobody would drink them. Now, Prohibition is long over… but the policy of adding poison to alcoholic products has never ended. Here are the deadly additives that are only there to keep you drinking stuff.

Source: The Government Uses Toxic Chemicals To Stop You Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Most hospitals switched hand sanitizers for that exact reason. Homeless alcoholics were coming in to steal the packs out of the dispensers. The hospitals had to get the poison ones because they were hemorrhaging so much money on the drinkable stuff.  You’d think they’d be worried someone will get poisoned to death?