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Airport security trays carry more cold germs than toilets, study finds


NEWS: The plastic trays have been found to contain a variety of germs.

Airport security is there to protect you, but it may also give you the sniffles — or worse.

To all the places and surfaces we’ve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria — your pets, the train seat, airplane cabins, the ATM — add the airport security tray.

The plastic trays — used at airport checkpoints around the globe and touched by millions of passengers as they drop shoes, laptops, luggage and other items into them to clear X-ray scanners — have been found to contain a variety of germs, including the ones responsible for the common cold, according to researchers in Europe.

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Source The New York Times