Oprah weighs in on paper vs. air debate for hand hygiene

Website spotlights a recent study in the Journal of Hospital Infection that tested three popular drying methods.

A recent study by the Journal of Hospital Infection that tested three popular drying methods got the spotlight in an article on the Oprah website.

According to the study, jet-air dryers can blow bacteria upwards - possibly in the users face.

Warm-air dryers circulates fewer germs, but can leave people wiping their hands on their pants.

Finally, while paper towels are not environmentally friendly, they spread 27 times fewer microbes than a jet-air dryer.

Read the article.



January 21, 2016

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