How Not to Get Sick From a Flight

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  1. Mangy
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    dettol make a nice little bottle for travel, i throw one in and it can't hurt. cost around $3

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    Well if anyone wants flight spray i have a bunch [​IMG]. I had FSA funds that i was going to lose at the end of last year so i bought 15 bottles
     
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    May I ask what it is?
     
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    I hope the half you can be bothered with includes washing your hands ;)
     
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    There are two things at play here.
    • Things that do actually help you to reduce exposure to "germs".
    • Things that increase the perception of reducing exposure to 'germs'.
    The article is not really that useful in giving details about the first, but is heavy with the second.

    Washing hands is probably the most important thing you can do to reduce exposure to infectious agents. I do use my fresh towel to wipe my hands (can't understand using the hot towel on your face unless it was a red-eye) and then to wipe off my tray table and armrests prior to returning it to the FA. But that's about all you can really do to reduce exposure to typical infectious agents.
     
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    Having rarely if ever gotten sick on a flight I'm pretty sure that my 25K stretch of travel last week did me in. But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    In that mold I'll see what the 15K of travel this week does. [​IMG]
     
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    watch out for that mold! It will make you sick.

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    Difficult NOT to see that mold!!!
     
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    While I follow basic hygene practices, I feel that low/mild exposure to germs is important for our immune systems. You can bet that when a germaphobe gets a cold or flu its way worse than normal because theyve had litle exposure.
    Recently Ive noticed a trend by some companies to convince us that every surface in our homes need to be sterile. And you need to buy their wipes etc or the whole family will get sick.
     

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