Airplane germs are 'no worse' than those found in offices and homes, researchers say

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Germaphobes who are wary of airplanes may find some relief in knowing that aircraft are no 'dirtier' than everyday spaces, according to a new study. "There were reasons to believe that the communities of bacteria in an aircraft cabin might be different from those in other parts of the built environment, so it surprised me that what we found was very similar to what other researchers have found in homes and offices," said Howard Weiss, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Mathematics and the study's corresponding author.

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Howie Weiss, School of Mathematics, College of Sciences
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  • Created On: Jun 8, 2018 - 11:51am
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