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According to a paper published online Dec.

Clean THE HANDS Day,today ‘, May 7, for building greater recognition for the importance of hand hygiene. Your day also marks a great time to notice that paper towels are the most hygienic choice with regards to drying hands. A recent study executed by the Bradford Illness Group, University of Bradford, and Dyson Limited, manufacturers of the Dyson Airblade hands dryer, reported that ‘rubbing with paper towels were the best means of reducing bacterial loading on the fingertips. That scholarly study found that when participants used paper towels to dry their hands, the number of all types of bacterias on the tactile hands was reduced by up to 77 %, and that atmosphere dryers actually increased the amount of most bacterias on the hands – up to 254 % more for heated air dryers and 42 % more for aircraft air dryers.