The great debate of hand dryers vs. paper towels has gone on for years. Especially during the pandemic hand dryers got a bad reputation due to the misunderstanding that they would spread germs and bacteria.
New study finds hand dryers to be safe – as the hand dryer industry has pointed out all along.
"From a health and safety perspective, we found no empirical data to support one hand-drying method [hand dryers vs paper towels] over another."
Kelly Renolds, PH.D.,
Director of the Environment, Exposure Science & Risk Assessment Center, University of Arizona