Last Updated on January 7, 2021
One of the most exciting moments of our lives is when we get to our seats in that plane, put our seat belts on, and wait impatiently for it to take off into the destination of our dreams.
Many people share the same exciting feeling with us, and as we are all being too blinded by joy, we end up touching and getting in contact with some of the germiest corners in the plane, leading us to spend a vacation with a sick throat or a stuffy nose.
However, it is an interesting idea to realize that people from all over the planet walk the same gates as you at the same airport, admiring the same things, and touching the same surfaces.
As wonderful as it might seem, we still need to break your bubble and show you the same scene but with a different perspective: people from all over the world carry a lot of bacteria and germs from many different places.
They are not all as clean as you are, and you are now touching the same things they do, and by the way, most of them probably were just in the bathroom and didn’t wash their hands… disgusting, I know!
Thanks to a website named Airline Hygiene, they have collected 26 samples from 5 different airports to discover the dirtiest places in the airports where we may carry the worst types of illnesses.
The bathroom lock door
Usually, when we think about the dirtiest place, we automatically think of the toilet, but it is actually the lock door of the bathroom.
It was a surprising finding, but, it makes sense. Anyone who is using the bathroom would definitely need to touch the door lock to open the door, with the hundreds of germs in their hands. The study found out that the lock contains 451 bacteria per square centimeter, which makes the surface pretty risky to touch.