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Homeowners often cite bathroom cleanliness as a high priority, looking for materials and finishes that will be easy to clean. But there could be a new solution to make cleaning easier than ever.

Boeing has created a prototype airplane bathroom that uses ultraviolet light to kill 99.99% of germs in just three seconds. The airplane maker has spent the past year developing the technology and strategically placing lights to kill the most germ-prone zones like the sink and toilet. So far, Boeing claims it has seen intense interest in the end results from several airlines.

While it might be a while before you see this self-cleaning bathroom on your next flight, what's stopping builders from developing a similar solution? Many homeowners would love to have some time back in their day that's no longer spent on wiping down the loo.

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