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Airport security bins are gross as hell, according to a new study

09.05.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles
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Surprisingly, the toilet seat isn't the dirtiest part of an airport. Neither is the bathroom door handle, or the baggage claim, or even the floor.  Germs love the plastic security trays, according to a study from the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare. 

For the study published in BMC Infectious Diseases, researchers swabbed a variety of frequently touched surfaces at Helsinki-Vantaa airport during peak travel time in the winter of 2016. They discovered viruses on 10 percent of all the tested surfaces, including staircase rails, passport checking counters, and payment terminals.  Read more... More about Study, Disease, Airport, Science, and Web Culture

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