Boeing’s Plane Toilet Kills Germs in Three Seconds.

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Now this is not the kind of development you see everyday. Boeing has just developed a kind of airplane bathroom that by itself kills 99.9% of bacteria automatically. This it does with the aid of ultraviolet (UV) lights which sanitizes all the surfaces in the bathroom in just three seconds immediately an occupant exits. The toilet seat even lifts automatically to enable the UV light hit the hard-to-reach areas.

This development would be highly embraced by air travelers because they know (though not how many) that just the flush button alone has more than 250 colony-forming units of bacteria.

We’re trying to alleviate the anxiety we all face when using a restroom that gets a workout during a flight.

Jeanne Yu
Boeing director.

The truth is that, some individuals would rather hold it in and try to stay put, which does damage to their health and organs especially the bladder, till they get to their various destination, than to use a restroom that tonnes of people go in and out of.

The Ultraviolet light is not the A or B type used in growing lights and tanning beds, so it very safe for humans.

Engineer Jamie Chilress said, that the UV light destroys all known microbes by literally making them explode, as it matches the resonant frequency of the molecular bonds on the outside of the microbes.

Boeing has filed a patent for the self cleaning restroom which also has in it, hand dryers, hands free taps, soap dispensers and waste bins. Hands free door locks are also coming soon from Boeing because they are also “magnets” for bacteria. Right now, a vacuum system with the work of sucking up spillages and any waste water that finds its way to the floor is being developed. The company is also embarking on finding ways of making tray tables cleaner because tray tables has a high density of bacteria per square inch.

While all that is going on, Airbus is working on its own bacteria-killing bathrooms and of course in a different way.


Boeing is an American multinational corporation founded by William Boeing, July 15, 1916. The company designs, manufactures and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites. It provides leasing and product support services also. It is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, it is the secong largest defence contractor in the world based on 2013 revenue and it is the largest exporter in the united states by dollar value.



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