Burning Question: Air Blowers or Paper Towels?
"With all the new technology in restroom hand driers, you might think blowers are more hygienic than a simple sheet of paper."
Hand Washing Practices in a College Town Environment
"Many people do not wash their hands when the behavior in which they engage would warrant it."
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
"Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine-it involves five simple and effective steps (think Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy."
Dispersal Of Bacteria By An Electric Air Hand Dryer
"The potential risk of an electric air hand dryer contributing to airborne infection in a hospital was investigated using a strain of Serratia marcescens and a strain of coagulase-negative, streptomycin-resistant Staphylococcus."
Paper Towels Actually Carry Germs, Study Shows
"A Canadian study may give you pause for thought next time you reach for a paper towel in a public washroom."
The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A Review of the Evidence
"The transmission of bacteria is more likely to occur from wet skin than from dry skin; therefore, the proper drying of hands after washing should be an integral part of the hand hygiene process in health care."
"Everyone in the cleaning industry has always been told that hand dryers in restrooms are not sanitary; they spread germs and bacteria around."
A Comparative Study of Three Different Hand Drying Methods: Paper Towel, Warm Air Dryer, Jet Air Dryer
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