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recent scientific studyconducted in Great Britain at the University of Westminstershows that the bacteria you wash down the drain in public toilets can come back to haunt you through a hot-air dryer.Hot-air dryers are not vented to outside air. Their use creates circulation of air-currents within the toilet which takes-up the faecal germsfrom toilet bowls and urinals. Bacteria on hands were found to increase 500 percent when hot-air dryers were used inpublic restrooms.
The temperature of 60° C of the hot-air is insufficient to killgerms. There is a considerable risk for the userstanding in front of the dryer acquiring the bacteria being dispersed in the air current directed towards him. The bacteria may be inhaled,resulting in nasal carriage or may be deposited on other parts of the user’s body or clothing, thus making him a mobile source of infection...
Originally posted by chissler
Most people don't seem to wash their hands after using the bathroom and I'd prefer not to have that all over my hands and/or my food.
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
They should leave it up for us and lower it when they need....