Hand dryers in public bathrooms are not as hygienic as we think,В according to the recent studyВ on virus dispersal.
The studyВ examines theВ virus dispersal of three different methods of hand washing: paper towels, conventional вЂњwarm airвЂќ dryers and вЂњjet dryersвЂќ.
It was discovered thatВ вЂњjet dryersвЂќ spread 60 times more viral plaque вЂ“ forming units than the вЂњwarm airвЂќ dryers and 1,300 times more than the paper towels. They found thatВ jet dryers can fling viruses up to 3 meters (10 feet), while the standard warm air dryers only managed 75 centimeters (2.5 feet) and hand towels just 25 centimeters (10 inches).
The study includedВ participants who wore glovesВ and wash their hands in a suspension of viruses.В They were supposed to dry their hands with one of the hand вЂ“ drying methods to see the results which one of them will spread the viruses the most.
Creators of theВ hand вЂ“ drying were revolted of the study and they putВ the blame on the paper towel industries, with explanation that the study wasВ commissioned by theВ towel industryВ producers.
Even if you wash your hand properly, there is still possible option to get ill from the viruses blasted from across the public bathrooms.
We should avoid the usage of handВ dryers as much as we can!