The Frightening Amount of Hidden Bacteria in a Commercial Airport

August 29,2019

Has it ever crossed your mind how many germs you are exposed to when flying commercial?

New studies have results that may surprise you. Last October, the Today show did a segment based on the truth of hidden bacteria in airports. When tested, the bins at airport security were over six times more contaminated than the public restroom. Their test results displayed contamination including E. Coli, Klebsiella, and Acinetobacter. These are bacteria that are typically found within our intestines, known as “fecal bacteria.”

Aside from the already alarming data, these bacteria can cause infections in healthy individuals. Touching your eyes with your hands or exposing an open wound to these can cause severe harm.

Aircraft seat belts and armrests also came back with a reading of over four times worse than the public restrooms at an airport. One of the most alarming reports to come back wast the results of the table tray. When traveling, this is where you place your laptop, or most importantly, the food that enters your mouth. The tray tables had the most significant reading. A “clean” rating is 100, and the tray table came back with a reading of over 1,600.

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