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How to Stay Healthy When Flying for the Holidays

Find out what part of the airplane is dirtier than a public toilet seat.

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Flying to see family or get away for the holidays? Bring along some disinfectant wipes. A survey sponsored by the website travelmath.com found the tray table was the dirtiest place on the plane, with an average of 2,155 colony-forming units (CFUs) per square inch. (Consider that in other research, the rim of public toilets were found to have a comparable 2,256 CFU/sq. in.) Overhead vents were found to have just 285 CFU/sq. in., and the flush buttons at toilets a mere 265 CFU/sq. in. 

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