Study: warm air dryers spread viruses 1300-fold compared to paper towels

Warm air dryers spread 1300-fold viruses compared to paper towels. The study has been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The topic was published also by YLE.

“Already according to previously published studies, cotton or paper towels are the best materials for drying hands, because the mechanical abrasion produced by using them reduces the amount of microbes in hands essentially*,” says the expert of hand hygiene at Lindström, Marja Hautanen.

*Hjelt-institute 2013

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