What Areas Of Planes And Airports Are The Germiest? | TODAY


BY THE WAY, YOU’RE BETTER OFF BEING ON AN AIRPLANE. BEING ON AN AIRPLANE. THAT’S HOW BAD IT WAS. THAT’S HOW BAD IT WAS.>>IT WHATS THAT BAD.>>IT WHATS THAT BAD.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DANGEROUS>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DANGEROUS BACTERIA. BACTERIA. YOU CAN PICK IT UP BEFORE YOU YOU CAN PICK IT UP BEFORE YOU EVEN GET ON THE PLANE. EVEN GET ON THE PLANE. THERE IS A STUDY OUT OF THE UK THERE IS A STUDY OUT OF THE UK FINDING THE PLASTIC BINS IN THE FINDING THE PLASTIC BINS IN THE SECURITY LINE HAVE THE HIGHEST SECURITY LINE HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF VIRUSES AT AIRPORTS. LEVEL OF VIRUSES AT AIRPORTS. SO HOW DIRTY ARE THEY HERE? SO HOW DIRTY ARE THEY HERE? WHAT IS THE GERMIEST PART OF THE WHAT IS THE GERMIEST PART OF THE PLANE? PLANE? TODAY IT’S THE GERM METER, WE’RE TODAY IT’S THE GERM METER, WE’RE PULLING IT OUT SWABBING THE PULLING IT OUT SWABBING THE BINS, ARM RESTS, TRAY TABLES ON BINS, ARM RESTS, TRAY TABLES ON THE PLANE. THE PLANE. BUCKLE UP FOR THIS ONE. BUCKLE UP FOR THIS ONE.>>THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.>>THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.>>Reporter: WEEKS AGO A FLIGHT>>Reporter: WEEKS AGO A FLIGHT LANDING IN NEW YORK QUARANTINED. LANDING IN NEW YORK QUARANTINED.>>BACK TO YOUR SEATS.>>BACK TO YOUR SEATS. PLEASE KEEP THE AISLE CLEAR. PLEASE KEEP THE AISLE CLEAR.>>Reporter: 19 PEOPLE REPORTING>>Reporter: 19 PEOPLE REPORTING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS. FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS. JUST ONE DAY LATER, TWO MORE JUST ONE DAY LATER, TWO MORE FLIGHTS LANDING IN PHILADELPHIA FLIGHTS LANDING IN PHILADELPHIA QUARANTINED. QUARANTINED. 12 PASSENGERS COMPLAINING OF THE 12 PASSENGERS COMPLAINING OF THE SAME SYMPTOMS. SAME SYMPTOMS. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS THE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS THE FLU, LIKELY CAUGHT OVERSEAS. FLU, LIKELY CAUGHT OVERSEAS. SO HOW GERMY ARE PLANES? SO HOW GERMY ARE PLANES? THE ROSSEN REPORTS TEAM PUTTING THE ROSSEN REPORTS TEAM PUTTING ON THE GLOVES TO TEST IT ALL. ON THE GLOVES TO TEST IT ALL. SWABBING SURFACES AT MAJOR SWABBING SURFACES AT MAJOR AIRPORTS AND ABOARD MAJOR AIRPORTS AND ABOARD MAJOR AIRLINES. AIRLINES. FIRST UP, THE BINS AT THE TSA FIRST UP, THE BINS AT THE TSA SECURITY LINE. SECURITY LINE. I GET IN THERE SWABBING IT ALL, I GET IN THERE SWABBING IT ALL, EVEN THE HANDLES THAT YOU TOUCH. EVEN THE HANDLES THAT YOU TOUCH. LOOK AT THAT! LOOK AT THAT! 616 ON THE GERM METER. 616 ON THE GERM METER. ANYTHING OVER 100 ON THIS IS A ANYTHING OVER 100 ON THIS IS A FAIL. FAIL. SO THESE TSA BINS HAVE FAILED BY SO THESE TSA BINS HAVE FAILED BY A LOT. A LOT. BY THE WAY, A COUPLE OF TSA BY THE WAY, A COUPLE OF TSA WORKERS JUST WALKED BY AND THEY WORKERS JUST WALKED BY AND THEY SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING? SAID WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I SAID OH, WE’RE TESTING THESE I SAID OH, WE’RE TESTING THESE FOR GERMS AND DIRT. FOR GERMS AND DIRT. THEY SAID, YOU DON’T NEED THE THEY SAID, YOU DON’T NEED THE GERM METER, THEY’RE GROSS. GERM METER, THEY’RE GROSS. EVEN THEY KNOW. EVEN THEY KNOW. THEY TOUCH THE STUFF ALL DAY. THEY TOUCH THE STUFF ALL DAY. THE NEWS GETS EVEN WORSE. THE NEWS GETS EVEN WORSE. WE SEND THE SAMPLES TO A WE SEND THE SAMPLES TO A CERTIFIED LAB. CERTIFIED LAB. THE TSA BINS WE SWABBED CONTAIN THE TSA BINS WE SWABBED CONTAIN E. COLI AND OTHER GERMS. E. COLI AND OTHER GERMS.>>THEY’RE BACTERIA WE FIND IN>>THEY’RE BACTERIA WE FIND IN THE INTESTINES. THE INTESTINES. THEY ARE FECAL BACTERIA. THEY ARE FECAL BACTERIA. THAT MEANS THEY’RE CONTAMINATED THAT MEANS THEY’RE CONTAMINATED WITH POOP. WITH POOP.>>ASIDE FROM MAKING MYSELF TO>>ASIDE FROM MAKING MYSELF TO SICK TO MY STOMACH, CAN THEY SICK TO MY STOMACH, CAN THEY MAKE ME SICK? MAKE ME SICK?>>YES, THEY CAN CAUSE>>YES, THEY CAN CAUSE INFECTIONS IN HEALTHY HUMAN INFECTIONS IN HEALTHY HUMAN BEINGS. BEINGS. YOU TOUCH YOUR EYE, CERTAINLY YOU TOUCH YOUR EYE, CERTAINLY WITH GET AN EYE INFECTION. WITH GET AN EYE INFECTION. IF IT GETS INSIDE A CUT, YOU IF IT GETS INSIDE A CUT, YOU COULD HAVE A TISSUE INFECTION. COULD HAVE A TISSUE INFECTION.>>Reporter: SO GIVE YOU AN IDEA>>Reporter: SO GIVE YOU AN IDEA HOW GROSS THE TSA BINS ARE, HOW GROSS THE TSA BINS ARE, LET’S COMPARE THEM TO THE LET’S COMPARE THEM TO THE AIRPORT BATHROOM. AIRPORT BATHROOM. I SWAB THE TOILET. I SWAB THE TOILET. REMEMBER, THE BINS CAME IN AT REMEMBER, THE BINS CAME IN AT 616. 616. LOOK AT THAT. LOOK AT THAT. ONLY 32. ONLY 32. THAT MEANS THIS AIRPORT BATHROOM THAT MEANS THIS AIRPORT BATHROOM IS CLEAN. IS CLEAN. IT PASSES THE GERM TEST. IT PASSES THE GERM TEST. THE AIRPORT BATHROOM TOILET AND THE AIRPORT BATHROOM TOILET AND THE FLUSH BUTTON ARE CLEANER THE FLUSH BUTTON ARE CLEANER THAN THE TSA BINS WE PUT OUR THAN THE TSA BINS WE PUT OUR HANDS ON AND STUFF IN. HANDS ON AND STUFF IN. GROSS. GROSS. HOW BAD IS IT IN THE AIR? HOW BAD IS IT IN THE AIR? LET’S FLY. LET’S FLY. WE SWAB IT ALL FROM THE ARM WE SWAB IT ALL FROM THE ARM RESTS — RESTS — 429. 429. THEY’RE REALLY FILTHY. THEY’RE REALLY FILTHY.>>Reporter: TO THE SEELT BELTS.>>Reporter: TO THE SEELT BELTS.>>589.>>589. THIS BUCKLE IS DISGUSTING. THIS BUCKLE IS DISGUSTING.>>Reporter: THAT SEAT BELT ALSO>>Reporter: THAT SEAT BELT ALSO TESTING POSITIVE FOR BACTERIA. TESTING POSITIVE FOR BACTERIA. THE BACTERIA THAT CAN MAKE YOU THE BACTERIA THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK. SICK. BUT THIS NEXT TEST EVEN BUT THIS NEXT TEST EVEN SURPRISED US. SURPRISED US. I’M SCARED TO SEE THIS. I’M SCARED TO SEE THIS. THE TRAY TABLE. THE TRAY TABLE. I SWAB AND SWAB — I SWAB AND SWAB — GUYS. GUYS. 1,688. 1,688. THAT IS SKY HIGH. THAT IS SKY HIGH. AND LOOK THIS TRAY TABLE, IT AND LOOK THIS TRAY TABLE, IT LOOKS CLEAN. LOOKS CLEAN. BUT LOOK AT ALL THOSE GERMS. BUT LOOK AT ALL THOSE GERMS. YOU EAT HERE. YOU EAT HERE. ANOTHER ONE CONTAINING THE ANOTHER ONE CONTAINING THE MOTHER LOAD OF BACTERIA. MOTHER LOAD OF BACTERIA. INFECTION CAUSING BACTERIA. INFECTION CAUSING BACTERIA.>>PLUS, THEY’RE MORE DIFFICULT>>PLUS, THEY’RE MORE DIFFICULT TO TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS WHICH TO TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS WHICH MAKES THEM MORE CONCERNING. MAKES THEM MORE CONCERNING.>>WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE>>WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE RESULTS? RESULTS?>>THE TRAY TABLES HAVE BACK>>THE TRAY TABLES HAVE BACK TEAR YASHGS SEATS HAVE BACTERIA TEAR YASHGS SEATS HAVE BACTERIA ON THEM, THE AIRPLANES ARE ON THEM, THE AIRPLANES ARE FILTHY. FILTHY.>>I LOVE THAT FROM THE DOCTOR.>>I LOVE THAT FROM THE DOCTOR. WHAT IS YOUR DIAGNOSIS? WHAT IS YOUR DIAGNOSIS? THE AIRPLANES ARE GROSS. THE AIRPLANES ARE GROSS. THE T IS. THE T IS. A CANNOT CONTROL GERMS ON THE A CANNOT CONTROL GERMS ON THE BINS. BINS. THE AIRLINES DO A GOOD JOB THE AIRLINES DO A GOOD JOB CLEANING THE PLANES, THEY TRY. CLEANING THE PLANES, THEY TRY. THERE IS NO WAY TO CLEAN EVERY THERE IS NO WAY TO CLEAN EVERY SEAT BETWEEN EVERY FLIGHT. SEAT BETWEEN EVERY FLIGHT. NO WAY TO GET THAT WRAPPER THAT NO WAY TO GET THAT WRAPPER THAT SAVANNAH OR HODA PUT INTO THAT SAVANNAH OR HODA PUT INTO THAT LITTLE POCKET. LITTLE POCKET. SO EXPERTS SAY IT’S UP TO US. SO EXPERTS SAY IT’S UP TO US. BRING THE BACTERIA WIPES. BRING THE BACTERIA WIPES. YOU WERE SAYING YOU DO THAT ALL YOU WERE SAYING YOU DO THAT ALL THE TIME. THE TIME.>>I BRING CLOROX WIPES WITH ME>>I BRING CLOROX WIPES WITH ME ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME.>>THAT’S SMART.>>THAT’S SMART. IT DOES WORK. IT DOES WORK.>>SO YOU’RE SAYING THIS ROSSEN>>SO YOU’RE SAYING THIS ROSSEN REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMTRAK? AMTRAK?>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. TAKE THE TRAIN. TAKE THE TRAIN.>>I’M SURE IT’S BETTER THERE.>>I’M SURE IT’S BETTER THERE.>>ALL RIGHT.

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