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EWW: Hot air hand dryers suck In bathroom bacteria, and shoot it at your hands
Bathroom Attendant Show this Post
04-07-2018, 03:49 PM #1
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Quote:Washing your grubby mitts is one of the all-time best ways to cut your chances of getting sick and spreading harmful germs to others. But using the hot-air dryers common in bathrooms can undo that handy hygienic work.

Hot-air dryers suck in bacteria and hardy bacterial spores loitering in the bathroom—perhaps launched into the air by whooshing toilet flushes—and fire them directly at your freshly cleaned hands, according to a study published in the April issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The authors of the study, led by researchers at the University of Connecticut, found that adding HEPA filters to the dryers can reduce germ-spewing four-fold. However, the data hints that places like infectious disease research facilities and healthcare settings may just want to ditch the dryers and turn to trusty towels.
More : arstechnica.com

Time to go back to paper towels. puke.gif
04-07-2018, 04:10 PM #2
Baron Samedi Vodou Man
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I usually wash with soap and hot water then a couple shakes. upon leaving I never touch the door handle without putting my sleeve over my hand chuckle.gif
04-07-2018, 06:02 PM #3
Elegant Fail Member
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I'm worse, if the faucet doesn't shut off automatically I'll leave the bathroom with the water running. eeeek!  damned.gif
04-07-2018, 07:57 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Soap and water is best and paper towels for drying. I wouldn't go near one of those hot air dryers damned.gif
04-07-2018, 08:27 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Some places in the US have only those. damned.gif Disgusting.

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04-07-2018, 11:04 PM #6
Meh Member
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I keep baby wipes in my purse and vodka scented hand sanitizer so I can avoid that entire scene.

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Public restrooms!!!!
Random German Guy Show this Post
04-08-2018, 10:38 AM #7
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04-09-2018, 01:29 AM #8
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I found out this news about 30 years ago.

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Random German Guy Show this Post
04-09-2018, 10:53 AM #9
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It's common sense. The WC smells like scheisse, you pull in in, concentrate it and blow it all over your hands. puke.gif
04-09-2018, 10:58 AM #10
Strigoi Diavolul
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Un Strigoi printre noi
04-09-2018, 02:16 PM #11
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(04-09-2018, 10:53 AM)Random German Guy Wrote:  It's common sense. The WC smells like scheisse, you pull in in, concentrate it and blow it all over your hands.  puke.gif

Time to go back to paper towels, won't use those cloth rolls either. Thought I was OCD but I see everybody else thinks just about the same.
04-09-2018, 05:12 PM #12
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This is OCD HQ

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