Are You Prepared for the Germs on Your Next Plane Ride?
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 4 2014 10:53AM
Are you planning to fly this summer?
Then pack your hand sanitizer and be careful. Researchers implanted some germs on the seat armrest, plastic tray table, window shade, seat pocket and the metal toilet button on some planes to see how long they would live. Brace yourself...the MRSA staff infection bacteria and E-coli lasted from 96 to 168 hours. It could help them find new ways to protect us on planes down the road.