Research was recently released that plastic security bins in airports around the world are
rampant with viruses that cause the common cold and the flu. While airports in the United States have among the world’s most rigorous security procedures, public health
should remain a top priority. With more and more passengers taking flight every year, we must consider the implications of the Transportation Security Administration’s hygienic standards for the sake of Americans traveling domestically, internationally, and
the wellbeing of our visitors from abroad.