The University of CT added paper towel dispensers to 36 of its bathrooms after completing the study, Newsweek reported.
The scientists also explored the effectiveness of using high-efficiency particulate air filters with the hand dryers.More news: Go Behind The Scenes with the Cast of Marvel's AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
The study shows bathrooms without hand dryers had just six pathogens compared to 254 in bathrooms with hand dryers.
Explanation: Every time you flush a toilet, it releases an aerosol spray of tiny tainted water droplets. Electric hot hand dryers disperse this fecal matter on to wet hands and into the air. These contain bacteria from excrement. That bacteria then circulates in the air to then be sucked up, warmed up, and blown out of the dryer. While the study mainly looked for the lab-engineered bacteria, observation did show that pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause skin infections, pneumonia, and sepsis, also were found in the bathrooms.More news: Necco Wafers Demise Sparks Sweet Panic
After each hand wash is recommended to use a towel. They placed a sterile plate underneath the dryers for around 30 seconds.
They used plates to collect the bacteria that was expelled from the dryers when switched on, finding that sometimes up to 60 colonies of bacteria were discovered. Another set of plates were exposed to the bathroom air for two minutes. In fact, the company marketed their Airblade hand dryers as reducing the potential risk for electric hand dryers to disperse fecal matter.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/james-dyson-takes-on-the-taboo-of-toilet-plume-10318521.html Unfortunately, the researchers at the University of CT found even air dyers with HEPA filters collected human waste bacteria.More news: Former 'King of Kong' Billy Mitchell Banned From Twin Galaxies