Skip to comments.Dyson Airblades 'spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels'
Posted on 04/14/2016 10:34:43 AM PDT by C19fan
Dyson Airblade hand-driers spread 60 times more germs than standard air dryers, and 1,300 times more than standard paper towels, according to research published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology.
University of Westminster researchers carrying out the research dipped their hands into water containing a harmless virus. They then dried their hands with either a Dyson Airblade, a standard hot-air dryer, or a paper towel.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
They’re way cool. But blowers in general aren’t that effective.
Airblades spread disease which kills more people and reduces the population of people killing the planet. That is a good thing, right?
“Hot air blowers are incubators and spewers of bacteria and pestilence. Frankly it’d be more hygienic if they just had a plague-infested gibbon sneeze my hands dry.”
— Sheldon Cooper
Not sure how it is by anyone else, but having worked for a major hospital group, none of the hospital bathrooms had air dryers. The paper towels they provided were single-ply garbage, but the spread of germs is much more important that “being green” in a hospital.
I hate the sound too — like a jet taking off!
infection from my bloody hands after hitting the stupid spout 800 times just to get the frikken' water to flow ?
MythBusters busted hand driers a while back, never use ‘em if I can help it. ICK!:
Much better thread than the Trump and Cruz wars. I usually shake my hands off and wipe them off on my clothes if all a restroom has is those damn blowers.
classic example of an engineer getting a hundred million dollars bonus for inventing something that doesn’t work but every establishment has to have one
Presumably most people using the Airblade have just washed their hands with soap rather than a virus solution.
Hot air blowers are incubators and spewers of bacteria and pestilence. Frankly itd be more hygienic if they just had a plague-infested gibbon sneeze my hands dry.
My wife does not “get” BBT and cannot understand why I nearly herniate myself laughing at a Sheldon line like that.
Sorry, I posed wrong link but trust me, hand driers are bad juju.
Who wants to blow farts from someone a$$ all over their hands. I wont use them it disgusts me.
The newer high-speed blowers are very effective. (Easier to use than the gimmicky Dyson airblades too.) I can't believe that the concentration of bacterial splatter from any air system would be that great either. Any bathroom is more hygienic without used paper towels spilling out of the trash or on the floor too....
I'd look for funding of such studies by paper corporations....
Hot air dryers suck in feces from the bathroom air and pressure wash your hands with feces. No thanks. I never use them. (Yes, feces are small enough to be airborne. )
If Sheldon Cooper the smelly pooper said it well, it must be true. Off topic but for my $$ Howard, Stewart and Barry Kripke are a riot. just my 2 cent.
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