How Not to Dry Your Hands

Yesterday we talked about how to wash your hands (and how are we all, in fact, doing it wrong). Today we’re going to discover how not to dry your hands after you’ve washed them.

Yesterday’s post told us that the WHO recommended using a single use paper towel. Turns out that is, in fact, the best way. It also turns out that the Dyson hand-dryers (you know, those dryers that blow air and sound like a jet airplane taking off).

Dyson_Hand_Dryer

Flickr/Sean MacEntee – flic.kr

A new study just found that these air blowers spread 60 times more germs than those old model warm-air blowers and, more importantly, they  1,300 times more germs than the single-use  paper towels recommended in yesterday’s post.

So forget using air blowers and just use paper towels.