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17 Germiest Places

Airplane: Seats

Airplane: Seats

While airplane travelers come and go fairly quickly, the bacteria on their hands, clothes and luggage remain permanent passengers, occupying the seats, armrests, pillows and blankets. To avoid bringing extra visitors home from your trip, suggests wiping down armrests and tray tables with disinfectant wipes (since germs can live on these surfaces for an entire day), refraining from placing items in the seatback pockets, and bringing your own pillow and blanket for those up-in-the-air naps; just remember to wash them as soon as you get home.

By MedHelp Editors, published November 9, 2010