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"Good hand hygiene should include drying hands thoroughly and not just washing," according to Dr. Anna Snelling of Bradford University. "The most hygienic method of drying hands is using paper towels or using a hand dryer which doesn't require rubbing your hands together."Paper towel may not be the best way to go green, but Snelling and her team found that rubbing the hands together under traditional hand dryers can actually counteract the reduction in bacterial numbers following handwashing. You've been warned.
Read the full report in the Journal of Applied Microbiology.
[via Science Daily]
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