Scientists confirmed a High amount of bacteria transmission through Jet Air hand dryers causing contamination.
A recent study reported that three Hospitals maintaining Jet air hand dryers spreading bacteria than disposable towels. They found contamination, including from faecal and antibiotic-resistant bacteria higher in washrooms with hand dryer and paper towels had far lower amounts of contamination.
The levels of Staphylococcus aureus a bacterium linked to a range of illness including pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis higher on surfaces surrounding hand dryers, compared to those around paper towel dispensers.
Research team looked at two toilets in each of three hospitals in the UK, France and Italy and found five times more bacteria on the floor. Public in hospitals are washing hands incompletely hygiene. Further, using the hand dryers where bacteria spread into the surroundings with air blown by hand dryer.
Banning hand dryers in hospitals
The Department of Health advises that air dryers are used in public areas of a hospital. But not in clinical ones, scientists said. Because they are noisy, and not because of the risks of cross-contamination.
“In effect, the dryer creates an aerosol that contaminates the toilet room. Including the dryer itself and potentially the sinks, floor and other surfaces. Depending on the dryer design” said Mark Wilcox, professor of medical microbiology at the University of Leeds.
The largest investigation whether the way people dry their hands has an impact on the spread of bacteria. Its better to use pocket hand sanitizer after washing your hands. Hand sanitizer cleanses efficiently and protects from harmful bacteria and prevents illness in body
Moreover, some people utilize hand dryers in homes. Stay protected from dryers and use paper towels it Protects you from bacteria. Authorities must ban the hand dryers as early as possible in hospitals and clinics to stop the contamination in people.