Scientists Reveal Why Hand Dryers Are Harmful For Health. You Might Want To Consider Not Using Them
5Different types of bacteria present
The other set of Petri Dishes that were exposed to air in the restroom with the hand dryer switched on for thirty seconds contained no less than 18-60 colonies of bacteria. The research revealed that the most amount of germs comes from bathroom air and the germs present were shoe, skin and gut germs.
6Where the bacteria comes from
Skin bacteria are found on all the surfaces that people touch with their hands. These come from doorknobs, handles, taps and the like. The shoe bacteria come from people’s shoes in contact with the floor and gut bacteria is from fecal matter that is found on flushing handles in the toilet areas. This also goes to show that washing after doing one’s business rather than using tissue paper is safer.
7The toilet plume adds to the problem
Once you have finished your business, if you don’t close the lid of the commode, you contribute to the spreading of germs. This is because when you flush, clouds of pop and urine are then emitted into the atmosphere and these travel throughout the restroom. If you forget to close the lid, the germs settle down on your clothes and bags and around other surfaces of the restroom the best way not to add to the problem is to close the lid.
8The bad news
The bad news is that hand dryers are indeed germ carriers and can easily be blamed for dumping a load of germs into the environment and our freshly washed hands. What you think is a clean hand that has just been washed is now a clean surface for colonies of bacteria. Once you eat food after that, then you can imagine the situation. The bacteria are transferred into your system. That’s how the cycle works. You also pass on the germs to others or your children once you come in contact with others.