The closed environment of the aircraft cabin has often been described as an incubation tank for bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic organisms. To protect themselves, passengers and crews often travel with a box of personal hygiene wipes or surgical masks. Some avoid the lavatory altogether. With new technology under development, that may change over the next few years. Far-Ultraviolet light, for example, is capable of destroying more than 99% of pathogens everywhere, from lavatories to tray ...

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