It may actually be better to use your pants or ‘wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care’ than use one of those hand dryers after using a public washroom.
According to a new study, using one of those Dyson hand dryers is like setting off a viral germ bomb in the bathroom. Compared with plain paper towels, the jet dryers blow 1,300 times as many viral germs into the air. Translation: When you walk into the bathroom, it’s like walking into a cloud of cooties.
It makes total sense. Instead of wiping the germs off with towels and throwing them into the trash – you’re pretty aiming a leaf blower at those germs. And, you end up wiping your still-wet hands on your pants anyway.
If you happen to see a man in the men’s room wearing a hazmat suit – don’t be alarmed. It’s just me.