Monday, August 14, 2006
Drying Your Hands - A Paper Towel or an Electric Hand Dryer?
A post on Kilama6goog's blog about drying your hands in public bathrooms or restaurants got me thinking... what are the pros and cons of each??
so I decided; since this is a controversial subject, to research it a little bit further.
Alot of experts agree that electric dryers for drying your hands after washing in a public restroom or restaurant is the most ideal way, though some argue that they're less sanitary than paper towels.
From an environmental standpoint electric hand dryers are very efficient because they eliminate the use of paper and since they shut off automatically they conserve energy. One the other hand The Handwashing For Life Institute (HFL) argues that hand dryers have “no place” in restaurant or in any other place where food is being handled because most users walk away with wet hands and transfer bacteria 500 times more than dry hands. HFL advocates paper towels over dryers because they “remove bacteria from hands and reduce general bacterial counts by an average of 58 percent.”
As you can see, different strokes for different folks.
it's for each person to decide whether to use paper towels or an electric dryer.
To know more please follow the link..
to avoid conflict I use a Sanitizing Hand Gel !