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Hand Dryers in Public Restrooms May Not Be as Hygienic as You Think

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- New research finds that hand dryers in public restrooms may not be very hygienic.

Hand dryers may be simple and fast, but scientists at the University of Leeds in England say they found that the dryers spread bacteria into the air, onto users, and onto those nearby.

They also determined that the germs remains present in the air for a considerable time after the dryer has stopped.

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Author: Emily Shapiro

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