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The Dirty Truth About Electric Hand Dryers

Across the board, restrooms with jet dryers “had much higher levels of bacteria compared to bathrooms with paper towels,” Sciworthy reports. While restrooms with paper towels also had bacteria, the difference was big enough for the study authors to say they would not recommend electric hand dryers in health care settings.  With drug-resistant infections on the rise, disinfecting yourself and your surroundings may seem like a good idea. However, research has clearly shown that this may exacerbate problems rather than solve them.  Read more...



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