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Dyson Dryers Are The Dirtiest Among All Dryers: Airblade Spreads Virus, Germs 60 Times More

Update Date: Apr 18, 2016 05:50 AM EDT
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It has been common practice for people to ensure that they wash their hands properly. But equally important is how they dry them up once they are finishing rinsing.

Normally, a towel would be enough to dry up. But for people who end up in public places, it could be a choice between a paper towel or a hand dryers to complete the hand-washing process.

While it would be ideally recommended for people to use hand dryers instead of paper towels due to ecofriendly concerns, it may boil down to the type of hand dryer that a person come across.

Most hand dryers are familiar via their standard makes, hanging and equipped with a blower usually pointing downwards where people can dry up their palms.

But technology has had a knack for coming up with innovative designs and ways to offer improvements. One such example is the one offered by Dyson Airblade hand dryers which seem to be pretty nifty for people who want their hands dried fast.

These Airblade driers call for people to simply insert their hands in between the arc opening where blowers do the trick and blow away the excess water left on hands. But it seems that excess water is not the only thing they are blowing away but germs as well per UPI.

Such was found by researchers over at the University of Westminister where the study reveals that the Dyson Airblade spreads 60 times more than the traditional hand dryers and 1,300 times more viruses that the standard paper towel. The study can be found at the Journal of Applied Microbiology.

The recent claims are not the first one with a previous one coming out in2014. At that time, Airblade was found to be spreading 27 more bacteria than paper towels.

During that time, researcher Mark Wilcox reasoned out how these studies were important. They intended to make people fully aware of potential diseases and illnesses, particularly in the area of potential bacteria that they could get and render when using public toilets.

"Next time you dry your hands in a public toilet using an electric hand dryer, you may be spreading bacteria without knowing it," explained Wilcox. "You may also be splattered with bugs from other people's hands."

Dyson has called the research against the Airblade as a form of propaganda from the paper-towel making industry. But the fact of the matter is that studies have not exempted any of them but rendered the probability of germ contraction.

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