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Flying This Season? The Germiest Places On A Plane

Posted on 12/22/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthGifts aren’t the only thing you can bring back after holiday travel. Your fellow passengers can also gift you with a nice, juicy cold or the flu. That’s because flying increases your risk of getting sick. A 2004 study found that adults are up to 113 times more likely to have a cold after a long flight, when compared to the same risk among of the rest of us on the ground. Why are planes such germ incubators? It’s not …