Study: Air Dryers More Unsanitary than Paper Towels

A study by Leeds University paid for by the paper industry (hmmmm) indicates that the air around air dryers is 27 times more saturated with bacteria than the air around paper towel dispensers. Apparently, if this study is to be believed, air dryers just blow bacteria-laden water into the air, atomizing airborne germs: Air bacterial counts close to jet air dryers were found to be 4.5 times higher than around warm air dryers and 27 times higher compared with the air when using paper towels. Next Read more […]