There are plenty of reasons when we have to take a flight to reach our desired destination. Reasons for our travel could be work, meeting a family member or a friend or simply going for a vacation. Traveling can give you long-lasting memories, but sometimes it can cause airborne illnesses such as cold, flu, fever, and many such infections. What could be the reason for this: food, water, drinks, or the airport?
Yes, airports can be the main reason to feel sick after a vacation because of the surfaces you touch in transit.
Can airports really make you sick?
Studies have shown that when you travel by air, there is an increased vulnerability to illness. Millions of people travel through airports. You're confined in space along with a large number of people and the air you share. Every surface and area at the airport is covered with germs, as the numerous people who walk through the airport touch things every day. Door handles, tables, elevator buttons, handrails, and other high-touch items are often covered with nasty things and may not be hygienically clean.
The restroom is another place full of germs at the airport or the plane. There are germs and bacteria everywhere. Studies have already found E. Coli on almost every surface—including the toilet, wash buttons, handrails, sink, and door.
Cleaning crews will normally only remove trash and wipe out lavatories between flights, which means that your tray table and armrests are left with whatever germs the previous passenger may have left behind (those surfaces usually get cleaned during overnight stops). As for deep cleaning, when the seats are shampooed and every surface is sanitised? They only occur once a month—at best.
What should you do to protect yourself?
Your hands are the most consistent point of first contact with cold, flu, and other germs on aircraft and at the airport. It is a direct line from the armrest or back to the fingers to the mouth to the full-blown fever a few days later. Scientists report that viruses that cause colds and flu can survive on your skin for hours or on solid objects and surfaces.
The best advice to stay safe is to do what our mothers told us to do—‘wash your hands thoroughly’. But every time we cannot rush to the washroom to wash our hand with soap and water. So what is the alternative? A hand sanitizer like Raho Safe is the solution for all your queries. Raho Safe hand sanitizers are portable and can be carried anywhere anytime. You just need to squeeze a little and voila! You are sorted. Every time you touch your eyes and nose, cough or sneeze, touch things at the airport use a hand sanitizer. Use Raho Safe hand sanitizer to sanitize your hands before any in-flight meals and after your flight as well.
Develop a hygienic habit by using Raho Safe Hand Sanitizer for all your travels.
This blog has been written by Anshu Bhatia was first published on SafetyKart