Jet Hand Dryers Spread 1,300 Times More Germs Than Paper Towels
Heads up germophobes, researchers at the University of Westminster in London conducted a new study and found that using those super-powered air dryers in public bathrooms spreads 1,300 times more germs than using paper towels.
The researchers used the MS2 virus to test the spread of germs, MS2 only infects bacteria. While wearing gloves covered in the virus, they washed their hands then dried them using three methods: a jet air dryer, a common warm air dryer, and paper towels.
They found that the jet air dryer dispersed 1,300 times more viruses than the paper towels and 60 times more than the warm air dryer. 70% of the viruses spread by jet dryers landed at the height of a child's face.
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