Is the food tray table in the plane a veritable petri dish of germs?

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You may not get sick from the air you breathe on a plane, but you could get sick from everything else including the food try table.

A 2007 study, which tested for incidents of the potentially fatal superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) found that 60 percent of all tray tables on three major American airlines had traces of the bug.

There was a higher incidence of traces of MHRSA on tray tables of planes than anywhere else that was tested, including the New York subway.

Is the food tray table in the plane a veritable petri dish of germs?


Is the food tray table in the plane a veritable petri dish of germs?