She then incubated the dish for two days and discovered an alarming amount of bacteria grew in the dish. Yes, three only. DO NOT EVER dry your hands in those things again. "I stuck the open plate in an enclosed hand dryer of a public bathroom for a total of three minutes".
Nichole told people in the comments section that she plans to take matters into her own hands.
"This is the several strains of possible pathogenic fungi and bacteria that you're swirling around your hands, and you think you're walking out with clean hands", writes Ward.
Ward posted the message in late January and it has since been shared over 545,000 times, and it's a discovery that has many talking. The company issued a statement about safety of its air dryers, "We're very surprised to see these results, and unclear on the methodology employed".
One Facebook user wrote: "So freaking nasty!"
A truly frightful viral Facebook image has showcased what one person claims is the bacteria and fungi from inside public hand dryers. "Public bathrooms are filled with germs, and it isn't surprising that the hand dryer could spread bacteria and other germs", she says. It goes on to state the hand dryers are "proven hygienic by university research and are trusted by hospitals, food manufacturers and business worldwide".
"Never use them! But I have found out that a lot of schools have taken out paper towels in the kids restrooms due to budget savings! and they wonder why there is so much sickness/superbugs in schools!", a clearly disgruntled mum said. Earlier studies have also suggested that air dryers spread germs further compared to paper towels or napkins.
Dyson has been on the defensive about their hand dryers for years now, even since a series of studies came out claiming that the air dryers blow bacteria all over the bathroom. "I would not want to be placing my hands or a child's hands in these particular dryers", Roberts said. Looks like some kind of fungal growth right? "Use one with 62 per cent to 70 per cent ethanol and add enough to keep your hands wet for 15 seconds and you'll be safe".
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