(NEWSQUENCH) — Many bathrooms across the world have switched from paper towels to hand dryers, arguing that the warm air blown out is less wasteful than its one-use paper counterparts. But hand dryers aren’t without their own problems.
According to News EveryDay, a new study from the University of Westminster released a study showing that jet hand dryers spread more germs than disposable paper towels. And it’s not even by just a small amount; researchers found that up to 1,300 viral plaques were sent flying up to nearly 10 feet away when using jet hand dryers.
However, some jet hand dryers proved to be bigger culprits than others, with the Dyson model spreading the most germs and viruses when it was in use.
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