Germs on a plane

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Flying is considered to be one of the safest forms of travel, unless you factor in the germs that you could pick up on the aeroplane itself that is.   In a recent article by Rosie Taylor of the Daily Mail, it was reported that doctors have warned that aircraft tray tables are possibly the “germiest” places on an aircraft.

The tray table is sometimes used as a baby changing mat and although it is wiped down it is not always enough to prevent germs breeding.  Disease causing bacteria, including MRSA can live for up to a week on a tray table.

Toilet seats on planes are also a major risk for E.coli and even SARS and bird flue have been detected in other studies.  Add to that the fact that each toilet can be used up to 100 times per flight and you have the potential for a lot of illnesses and infections.

Symphony’s d2p antimicrobial additives offer extra protection to plastic products and can be added to plastic resin during the manufacturing process for moulding into everyday objects including aircraft fitments like the TV housings, arm rests, tray tables and toilet seats.

d2p has been tested against gram positive and gram negative bacteria to ISO 22196 and JIS Z 2801 to demonstrate its antibacterial efficacy against dangerous organisms such as E.Coli,  MRSA, Listeria, Pseudomonas and Aspergillus Niger.

After all, who needs a tummy bug or worse, as a holiday souvenir?