Travel Safety and Germs
On 29 August 2018, “Deposition of respiratory pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports” was published by BMC Infectious Diseases. Of the surfaces tested in this research, the plastic security screening trays showed the highest risk.
What about the self-help ticketing kiosks?
Don’t worry if you look like a fanatic!
You can use anti-bacterial wipes on armrests, kiosks, tray tables, headrests, door handles, toilet lids and handles, and more.
But let’s face it, we can’t wipe down the whole airport. Got gloves? There are escalator handrails, shop payment buttons, stair rails, counters…
Wash your hands often, sterilize what you can, glove-up if you’re able to, and try not to touch areas like your nose, eyes and mouth. How many times a day do we touch our face?
Can you imagine how much safer public places would be if everyone sanitized what they could?