The dirtiest spot on a plane, and how to stay healthy onboard

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Airlines are looking into new wellness programs for ultra-long, nonstop flights, including changing menus to promote hydration. We hear about those strategies, and get tips for avoiding germs on any flight. We learn how filthy the bathrooms are, how contaminated the water can be, and why you should keep that overhead fan on all the time.

Credits

Guests:
Dr. Mark Gendreau - Chief Medical Officer of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals in Massachusetts, Scott McCartney - airline reporter, Wall Street Journal

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill