Bathroom Dryers or Paper Towels

HandDryerA new study is revealing that hand dryers in public bathrooms may be more germ ridden that paper towels. Okay. But what about the environment? Good point.

Nevertheless, a study finds that the air dryers may actually spew out more germs than traditional paper towels may leave lingering on your clean hands. Air for the dryers is circulated from toilets that do not have lids on them. See how that gets back onto your hands?

For what it’s worth, I’ve always opted for paper towels by using my elbow to dispense it, drying my hands. then opening the bathroom door one last time  with it. See? No tree was sacrificed in vane on my watch.

If you’re still a little uneasy with the study results, arm yourself with hand sanitizer for the long haul. You can never be too certain you’re in a thoroughly clean environment. Take matter into your own hands.

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