[Warning] AVOID This Public Bathroom Hazard
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Who would’ve imagined that we would still be fighting COVID-19 in 2022?
And who would’ve EVER imagined that something we were taught in kindergarten is still the best way to keep everyone safe.
I’m talking about washing our hands.
And while washing your hands is “hands down” one of your best defenses at fighting germs… unfortunately, this public bathroom hazard could be UNDOING every benefit of soaping up and scrubbing…
Making it HARDER to stay germ-free!
Here’s everything you need to know.
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a germaphobe.
I’ve always believed that being exposed to a variety of bugs helps make your immune system tougher.
But even I cringe every time I walk into a bathroom and see someone using one of those air dryers.
Why? Because those dryers are taking anything on that person’s hand and blowing it out into the air of the bathroom.
And now, a new study provides even more evidence against the use of these air dryers.
A study presented at the European Congress on Clinical Microbiology Infectious Diseases compared the effectiveness of plain old paper towels and air hand dryers for removing viruses and bacteria.
Guess which method won?
Paper towels were found to be 10 times MORE effective at keeping a person’s hands clean from contamination than an air dryer!
The research team used a special form of tracing and found that the volunteers who used the air dryers had bacteria on their clothing, where they sat down… everywhere they went.
This goes back to a ton of old research that shows friction (more than a type of soap) removes bugs from your hands.
So the best way to clean your hands is to make sure you scrub them hard with soap as well as a gentle brush, or use one hand to lather the other hand. And THEN use a paper towel or a cloth to dry them.
Here’s to staying germ-free and saving lives.
P.S. Don’t worry— hand sanitizer is still effective too. But what do you do when you run out? Find out how you can still stay prepared and germ-free right here.
Melore, Chris. “Paper Towels 10 Times Better At Removing Viruses Than Air Dryers, Study Reveals.” 5/29/20. StudyFinds. https://www.studyfinds.org/paper-towels-10-times-better-at-removing-viruses-than-air-dryers-study-reveals/
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