10 Things You Should Never Do in an Airplane Bathroom
Germs are potentially harmful in a normal bathroom. But put that bathroom in the sky, shrink it, and pump pressurized air into it and you’ve got the perfect environment for germs to thrive.
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Skip the squat
While it can be tempting to use the toilet seat covers or squat when it comes to airplane toilet seats, it’s best to sit down, Kalev Rudolph, health, travel, and lifestyle writer for ExpertInsuranceReviews.com tells Reader’s Digest. “Airplane bathrooms are most likely cleaned regularly by the crew. Add any turbulence to squatting while you do your business, and you will have a particularly precarious situation on your hands (or pants or…I won’t go on),” Rudolph says. He adds that most germ transmission comes from hand contact with other areas of your body. As only your behind touches the seat, the risk of picking up any germs is relatively slim, Rudolph says. While that toilet seat might be clean, these are the 10 things airlines aren’t cleaning as the should be.