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17 Germiest Places

Airplane: Bathroom

Airplane: Bathroom

Using the restroom on a plane is something that most dread, but on long flights it's unavoidable. With the toilet, the sink and the counter packed into a room not much larger than your seat, one flush causes the E. coli in the toilet bowl to spray onto the faucet handles, the counters and the door handle, according to After a thorough hand washing, use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door. Once back at your seat, follow up with a dollop of hand sanitizer gel for good measure. 

By MedHelp Editors, published November 9, 2010