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 Questions分类: 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.)
匿名用户 asked 6年 ago
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CCHRC answered 6年 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/