Top 5 Riskiest Health Encounters on Airlines
As a Travel tip: the next time you decide to board a passenger aircraft, ensure that you are equipped with a type of defense tool, such as an alcohol-based sanitizer, to help ward off germs and viruses lurking for an attack.
Dr. Travis Stork, popular host of “The Doctor’s” television (TV) series announced on CBS network recently, the 5 riskiest health encounters on an aircraft that will have passengers thinking twice the next time they interact with its closed environment. These five sanitary hazards are based on research:
Number 1-Wash Rooms:
This area seems obvious enough, but a common habit among travellers is walking into washrooms without shoes. Washrooms on an aircraft are just like public rest rooms and should attract the same precautions as when using any public facility. Travis, points out that airline washrooms are not sanitized thoroughly and is one of the biggest contributors to infections.
Always wear shoes into the bathrooms. Socks alone will not stop the spread of germs.
Number 2-Tray Tables:
Meal tray tables are sometimes used by passengers for purposes other than its intended design, often in unclean ways. A common use of tray tables is as a baby changing table or similar unhygienic acts involving bodily fluids with undetectable traces left behind.
Studies have shown E. coli, a bacterium which exist only in the gut, on tray tables. “They have also found methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on meal tables,” Travis says, which is another dangerous staph bacteria that causes skin infections.
Number 3-Passenger Seats:
Another risky health encounter on airlines is passenger seats. Millions of persons have sat in the same seat before you, which are infrequently cleaned. A seat that is not obviously soiled will not be cleaned and becomes a repository for bacteria and viruses.Continued on the next page