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The Hygienic Differences Between Drying Your Hands With Paper Towels and Hand Dryers

Humor : Laughing Squid

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE break down the hygienic differences between drying your hands with paper towels and a hand dryer. The key to removing all of that potentially harmful bacteria is getting your hands dr...

Class Experiment Finds Grossest Petri Dish Came From a Bathroom Hand Dryer

Health : NYTimes: Health

A photo of a petri dish covered in fungi and bacteria spread online. But studies disagree on whether hand dryers are really less hygienic than paper towels.

Using a public restroom hand dryer? You may be spreading bacteria all over the place.

Health : The Checkup

First things first: When you go to the bathroom, wash your hands properly when you're done. Seriously. This is not a drill. But what to do with those wet hands? Putting them under a hand dryer could end up spreading bacteria in publ...

Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that high-powered 'jet-air' and warm air hand dr...

This is How Hand Dryers Spread Bacteria

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you've ever had the sneaking suspicion that hand dryers in public bathrooms just spray bacteria into the air, then you'll want to look at this spatterful photo. A trio of scientists set out to test exactly how hand dryers aerosol...


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