#TerrorInTheSkies: Airport Kiosks are Filthier Than A Toilet

Whats your checklist for upcoming airline travel? Luggage? Passport? Boarding pass? Check! Make sure to add hand sanitizer to that list. A lot of it!

A new study reports that certain areas in the airport contain more germs than your toilet seat. Way more. 

A Texas company conducted the research and explained their findings on their site. 

“We sent our swabs to the lab and found the average number of viable bacteria and fungal cells per square inch, or colony-forming units (CFU), to see how clean traveling really is.”

A few test at three major airports showed that self-check in kiosks are your worst enemy for more reasons than sending you to a desk attendant. Apparently the kiosks were tested to have 253,857 CFU. Compared to your toilet that only has 172 CFU! Yuck. 

Read more at Time 

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