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Planes Can Harbor Deadly Germs For 7 Days, Auburn University Study  
5/21/2014 7:51:05 AM

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Don’t touch that armrest! That was the bad news for airplane travelers today as researchers released results showing that some of the deadliest germs can live for up to a week on airplane seats, tray tables, armrests, and other surfaces. In fact, think of the germiest surface you can imagine – a toilet flush handle, perhaps? Your airplane armrest is way worse, say Auburn University researchers James Barbaree and Kiril Vaglenov, who presented some stomach-churning research today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

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