Oh no, jet hand dryers are very very germy

posted by @delanabennett - 

  • Jet air hand dryers might be a quick and easy way to dry off, but scientists say they might actually be spreading germs around public restrooms.
  • Researchers say the problem is that jet dryers blow bacteria around, where it can end up contaminating other areas of the bathroom like sinks.
  • In fact, a recent study found that bathrooms with jet dryers contained up to five times more bacteria than bathrooms with paper towels.
  • That can be a major problem for people with weakened immune systems, which is why scientists are advising hospitals to move away from jet dryers.
  • Do you prefer jet dryers or paper towels?  Which is a better option environmentally?

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