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In a public restroom setting, is it better to use the hand blow dryer or to use paper towel? I heard that when you use the hand blow dryer machine, the bacteria or viruses get blown up into the air, which leads to sanitation issues. Is this accurate information? (S.C.)

DWQA QuestionsCategory: miscIn a public restroom setting, is it better to use the hand blow dryer or to use paper towel? I heard that when you use the hand blow dryer machine, the bacteria or viruses get blown up into the air, which leads to sanitation issues. Is this accurate information? (S.C.)
Anonymous asked 11 months ago
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CCHRC answered 11 months ago

Most studies show that using paper towels to dry your hands is more hygienic than using electric air dryers. However, you should always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to remove most dirt and bacteria.
Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3538484/