Turns out Hand Dryers Spray You With Toilet Germs – Study

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You’d rather wipe off your wet hands on your attire than use a hand dryer because germs are less aware of actions at this point. Researchers examined plates exposed to just 30 seconds of a hand dryer compared to those left in just the plain feces-filled air in the bathroom for germs

According to the findings which were published in a journal, air-blasted plates carried 18-60 colonies of germs or bacteria on average, while two minutes’ exposure to the mere bathroom air left fewer than one colony on average.

The big question is, where do all the fecal bacterial disappear into?

“Bacteria in bathrooms will come from feces, which can be aerosolized a bit when toilets, especially lidless toilets, are flushed,” noted the study author Peter Setlow

Just so you know, dryers could act as  “reservoir” for germ according to the study. It suggested that their intense blowing simply provides more exposure to the already contaminated air. And while evidence shows dryers can cover hands in germs, the authors said, it’s not certain whether they deposit bacterial spores.

“These results indicate that many kinds of bacteria, including potential pathogens and spores, can be deposited on hands exposed to bathroom hand dryers, and that spores could be dispersed throughout buildings and deposited on hands by hand dryers,” the authors said.

Peter Setwol prefers toilet paper, an alternative that many would pass. There are many other ways to escape these germs, that could possibly harm your health. Carrying some hand sanitizers is a very good option or some pocket tissues. Something personal can be much more trusted and relied on as compared to sharing in what others are using.

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