Hand Dryers vs Paper Towels During COVID-19 Pandemic.
Now more than ever it is important to keep your hands as clean as possible at all times. So lets find out, what's more hygienic, paper towels or hand dryers?
Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers.
Making sure you are washing your hands properly is one of the most important steps to avoiding the spread of Coronavirus. But did you know, hand washing alone is not effective enough?
To make sure you are preventing the spread of Coronavirus, not only do you need to make sure that your hands have been properly washed but you also need to make sure you are thoroughly drying them. Bacteria clings to moisture, so making sure you have dried your hands properly means that there is no moisture for the bacteria to hold on to.
Did you know, drying your hands with paper towels can reduce the bacteria by up to 77%?
Now this is what the issue really comes down to... Unfortunately it is highly unlikely that most people actually wash their hands vigorously enough to get rid of all of the germs and bacteria. What this means is that when using the hand dryer, the air from the hand dryer is actually making the bacteria which is still on the hands from not washing them properly spread around the room, and these harmful microbes can stay in the air for up to 3 hours after someone has dried their hands.
So what's the verdict?
Hand dryers are still safe to use, but if they are being used on hands that have not been washed properly, then this can potentially cause harm to other people in the room.
Is is really worth the risk? Hopefully we have provided you with enough information for you to make that decision.
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