It is certainly true that hand Dryers are better for the environment, but there is actually something sinister about the, something you probably never thought of.
Truth is, the potential danger of hand dryers has never been fully studied until now, and the results are alarming.
A recent study from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom has found that the amount of bacteria in the air around hand dryers is 27 times higher than the amount when paper towels are used instead.
Making things worse, the air around the super-fast, high-velocity hand dryers that have gotten so popular lately, contains, by far, the most bacteria of all: nearly five times more bacteria than around basic hot-air hand dryers.
If you are wondering exactly how drying cleaned hands can spread bacteria, it’s pretty simple. There is still bacteria on them.
In drying hands with a paper towel, you’ll remove some of these bacteria and throw them into the trash. In drying your hands with an electric dryer, you’ll also remove some of the bacteria, but instead of going into the trash, they’ll be thrown onto and around the dryer, onto anyone near the dryer and also across the room up to at least one meter away.
So, there is one thing that is certain – you should avoid public restrooms as much as possible. Another thing – wash your hands thoroughly in order to prevent bacteria dispersal.
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