Guarding Against Airplane Germs

ByBecky Worley via via logo

Jan. 14, 2006 — -- Manufacturers are capitalizing on the fact that many of us need to travel, but we don't want to get sick. As a result, there are tons of products out there. Regardless of their medical efficacy, some might just make you feel better about staying germ-free in the air.

Here is some information on popular products that say they'll help fight off airplane infections.

I flew more than 100,000 miles last year, and I never got sick except once -- when I took my goddaughter to Disney World. (The kiddie germs get you every time.) So despite that one sign of weakness, I have a pretty good record of staying healthy despite the hours of airplane exposure.

Here's how to protect yourself when you travel:

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