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(Science Daily)   The next time you're flying and breathing bleed air from the jet engines, try not to think about the fact that the plane is flying through a vast sea of airborne microorganisms that have tiny little oozing tentacles   ( sciencedaily.com) divider line
    More: Sick, microorganisms, troposphere, heart, environmental engineering, air masses, Caribbean Sea, taxa, polymerase chain reactions  
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2013-01-28 11:55:30 PM  
3 votes:
This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

Ric Romero has more on this story at 11.
2013-01-29 01:22:21 AM  
2 votes:
The germs coming off of your fellow passengers are more dangerous than what naturally lives on the dust in the air.
2013-01-29 02:47:25 AM  
1 vote:
mamoru: This just in. Every part of the biosphere, from fairly deep underground to high up in the atmosphere, is loaded with micro-organisms, some of which may even be disease causing.

"My immune system is equipped with the biological equivalent of fully automatic military assault rifles, with night vision and laser scopes. And we have recently acquired phosphorous grenades, cluster bombs and anti personnel fragmentation mines.

So, when my white blood cells are on patrol reconnoitering my blood stream seeking out strangers and other undesirables, and if they see any, ANY, suspicious looking germs of any kind, THEY DON'T. fark. AROUND. They whip out the weapons, they wax the motherfarker and deposit the unlucky fellow directly into my colon! Into my colon. There's no nonsense! There's no miranda warning, there's none of that three strikes and your out bullshiat. First defense, BAM! Into the colon you go!"

// My immune system was forged in the Caribbean. 85 degrees year round, millions of tourists from around the world per year (vs a population of around 51k), and mosquitoes (at least until they filled in the inland marshes with dirt).
2013-01-29 01:10:56 AM  
1 vote:
Bleed air for cabin pressurization and air conditioning is typically pulled off the engines at stages 5 and 9 of the compressor section, though it varies on engine make and model. This air is typically around 250C and at least 40PSI. Any microorganism that can survive that pressure and temperature deserves a shot at me.
2013-01-29 01:01:48 AM  
1 vote:
This type of article reminds me of the guy I used to work with that would wear a respirator at his work station whenever he suspected someone of having a cold. He wore it often.

/it was entertaining to touch anything on his desk
//he took about 5 minutes on the average to clean a pen or marker after someone touched it
2013-01-29 12:15:52 AM  
1 vote:
You don't breath bleed air.
2013-01-28 11:56:14 PM  
1 vote:
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Well that's what you get for flying with a resonator onboard...
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