#Roommates, make sure you are using your hand sanitizer after you go through airport security because a new study just found some disturbing news. According to the New York Times, researchers in Europe found that plastic trays used at airport checkpoints are carrying a variety of germs.

The results showed traces of rhinovirus, which is responsible for the common cold, and the influenza A virus. “They found traces on half the luggage trays, more than on any of the other surfaces they tested. None of these viruses were found on toilet surfaces at the airport,” NY Times reports.


Air travel is known to spread the flu and other nasty germs so make sure y’all stay in the know and wash your hands!

The study was published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases.

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