Risk of COVID-19 exposure on airplanes low, study shows

The risk of COVID-19 exposure onboard an aircraft is “virtually non-existent,” according to a new study.

The study by Boeing, United Airlines and the Department of Defense looked at results from 300 tests conducted in a little over 6 months with a mannequin on a United plane, ABC News reported.

The study involved a mannequin equipped with an aerosol generator to reproduce breathing and coughing at a heavy level. Researchers then studied the way the mannequin’s air particles moved inside the cabin, comparing with a mask on vs. without a mask. The study showed 99.99% of particles left the interior of the aircraft within 6 minutes, due in part to “aggressive ventilation,” United Airlines Chief Communications Officer Josh Earnest told ABC News.

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