Flights: The ONE simple item to ward off illness on planes revealed – it fits in cabin bag

Flights bring together a host of different passengers on board an aircraft – yet it only takes one sickly traveller to spark health concerns. Others are more worried about the air quality within the cabin, with such a huge number of bodies in close proximity. Previously, reported how some major airlines including easyJet and British Airways were facing legal proceedings for claims of “toxic” air during flight routes. Meanwhile, research suggests passengers who sit next to someone who is fluid up have 80 per cent chance of catching the sickness themselves.

With this in mind, travel and air quality expert have suggested nose filters as a simple solution to bring on board.

The hand luggage-friendly item filters up to 99 percent of harmful airborne particles.

They cannot be seen as they are inserted in the nostrils, and last for a period of up to 12 hours.

Most importantly, experts claim they do not hamper breathing.

Instead, the O2 nose filters device in particular attract 99 percent of harmful airborne particles, including viruses, pollution, bacteria and dust spores.

Similar brands including Nosk Nasal Filters and RHINIX Nasal Filers also serve a similar job for plane passengers.

CEO Stefan Viklund from O2 Nose Filters said: “The science behind these filters explains why they’re so effective.

“They work in a similar way to a magnet attracting iron particles – the layers of electrostatic materials capture the particles and as more airborne particles stick to the filter, the filtration effect is enhanced without reducing air flow.

“Our tests have shown the O2 Nose Filters are up to 90 percent efficient with bacteria and viruses which is great news for holiday makers travelling abroad this summer who want to take additional precautions on the plane.

“The filters can also be used off the plane as well, so if you’re visiting a polluted city or town, then it’s worth inserting them to protect yourself against harmful pollutants.”

Stefan added: “By not having to remove the filters during a full day we’re aiming to minimise exposure – and therefore risk and later symptoms -to any potentially damaging particulates in your immediate air zone, whether that’s while you’re in the air flying to your holiday destination or sight-seeing.”

Meanwhile, airline hard-hitters in the UK are facing legal action by union Unite, with British Airways, easyJet and Thomas Cook Airlines all subject to investigation.

Further well-known flight firms Jet 2 and Virgin Atlantic are also facing threats of legal action over the issue of toxic air in aircraft cabins, according to the Independent.

The publication cites that in total, 51 cases will be heard, with the allegations of illness said to be caused by the conditions involving both pilots and cabin crew.

Four pilots have brought forward cases, while the rest involve members of airline staff.

They claim to have suffered illness as a result of being exposed to toxic fumes on board, with their claims now having secured the backing of Unite, suggestions all airlines have denied.


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