What Bacteria Is On Your Aeroplane Table?
Summer’s here! Which means that the majority of people reading our blog will be getting excited as they plan to jet set off somewhere hot and sunny for a week or two while the kids are off school. However, does hopping on a plane make you feel as though you are about to play Russian Roulette with your health? You would definitely be surprised at the cleanliness of the plane you are spending hours on!
Did you know that one-fifth of passenger’s report contracting a cold within one week of flying, and although airlines work diligently to keep aircraft’s clean, studies have shown that four out of six aeroplane trays tested positive for norovirus and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA.) These are highly contagious viruses that can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and cramping. Furthermore, another 20% of plane bathroom sinks, flush handles and faucets had traces of E.Coli.
While many of these viruses are common on the ground, small, enclosed spaces can spread viruses from person to person far quicker than in day to day life. This has been shown in the Journal of Environmental Health Research to be true as they found that 100% of people are far more likely to contract a cold when flying than in their daily lives.
If you are flying this summer, make sure to take hand sanitizer for before and after you use the toilet, and never walk around the plane barefoot as the carpets could contain harmful bacteria. It’s also really important to wipe down your tray with antibacterial wipes (it could be covered in faeces!), and bring your blanket as you don’t know how many other people will have used the airline ones before you!
Of course, the best way to prevent this spread of disease would be to contract in Sanondaf to kill 99.99% of all hazardous viruses, bacteria, fungi and mould. However, if this isn’t possible then make sure to follow these tips to keep yourself away from as much harmful bacteria as possible, because no one wants to get sick on their holidays!