The headrest on the plane turned out to be a platform for the largest number of dangerous organisms that can trigger infections. To such conclusion experts of laboratory Golfscope University, who found out, on what surfaces in the aircraft collects the most germs.
Microbiologists were taken more than a hundred smears from various surfaces in the cabin, which were then checked for signs of mold, E. coli and other pathogenic organisms. By results of examination, one of the most densely populated with microorganisms was the seat pocket – it turned out to be inhabited by several species of coliform bacteria.
But the most dangerous for human health surface in the cabin, scientists have recognized the headrest.
“On the headrests of seats multiply the bacteria Staphylococcus, Escherichia coli and Streptococcus,” stated the experts.
According to one of microbiologists Keith Warriner, half of all surfaces in the plane, covered with a fabric, contains bacteria in sufficient quantity for infection any infection. Warriner added that scientists were amazed at how many germs were discovered PA aircraft surfaces.
Recently Daily Mail published an article in which aircraft pilots declassified some of the facts normally hidden from passengers. One of these secrets was the quality of cleaning in the cabin after the flight. In particular, the pilots said that the flight attendants do not have time to disinfect tables and other surfaces in the cabin of the aircraft, and carefully scrub the toilets.
Earlier Magicforum wrote that the dirtiest and most dangerous to the health of air travelers are plastic containers in the zones where to put personal belongings and shoes. According to scientists, these containers are more infectious than toilet seats in a public toilet.