Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study finds

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Next time you go through airport security, you may want to wash your hands afterward. A new study finds airport security bins are a hotbed for germs that can cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold.Researchers from the University of Nottingham in England and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare collected samples from frequently touched surfaces three different times at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland during peak flu season in 2015 and 2016.Half of the trays at security checkpoints tested positive for germs that can make humans ill, including influenza A and rhinovirus, the predominant cause of the common cold.None of these germs were found on the surfaces of toilets at the airport, the report found.The...

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Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study finds

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