27 Jul '15, 7am

#Travelling to places with poor #hygiene? Here are 4 #travel must-haves, for all #germophobes:

#Travelling to places with poor #hygiene? Here are 4 #travel must-haves, for all #germophobes:

More than half of the Singapore women we surveyed avoid travelling to places with poor hygiene. Here, we suggest four travel must-haves for germophobes Image: Tan Wei Te, Art direction: Alice Chua #1 IODINE PILLS These chemical tablets help to purify water by killing bacteria like giardia, which can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. They’re especially useful when you are out in the wilderness. #2 HAND SANITISER Using this helps to lower your risk of diarrhoea while on holiday, according to a study that was published in 2012 in the Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease journal, which surveyed 200 French travellers. #3 SURGICAL MASK Sneeze particles can travel up to 15m. That means a person who sneezes in an aircraft can spread his germs throughout the cabin, according to software company Ansys, which simulated the ways in which influenza particles travel in a pressurised plane...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/lifestyle/travel/4-must-haves...

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