Hand dryers can contaminate the air around them, study says

November 21, 2014 7:07 PM

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Hand dryers can contaminate the air around them, study says

Given the choice between noisy hand dryers and tree-felling paper towels, dryers are the better option, right? Maybe not, at least when it comes to your health.

A University of Leeds study finds hand dryers, especially "jet-air" models, can actually spread germs around a public bathroom. To simulate what could linger after poor handwashing, researchers coated participants' hands with a harmless bacteria not typically found in bathrooms.

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