Research -Average Flight Grime: The Dirtiest Places On A Plane – Microbiologically

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Obviously we’re under no illusion that a plane seat is the cleanest place to spend a couple of hours – though thankfully that horror story involving in-flight bed bugs seems to have been a one-off.
But new research by Canadian TV show Marketplace has revealed the grim reality of what planes can actually play host to – namely, various types of bacteria, mould and yeast.
After analysing more than 100 samples collected on 18 domestic Canadian flights operated by three local airlines (Air Canada, WestJet and Porter), scientists found that the headrest tends to be the most contaminated place on a plane.
E. coli bacteria was even found in some samples collected from headrests.

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