The “Germiest” Surface at Airports Isn’t the Toilet

According to this post, the surface in an airport with the most germs per square unit is…the touch screen on the checkout device in the Departures area.

In a test, the self-checkin screens at an airport averaged 254,000 units of germ contamination. That was over 10x the number of germs on the armrest of a seat at a gate, or the button on a drinking fountain.

And the toilet seat? It had less than 200 units…only one thousandth the level on the check-in screen.

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