I'm pretty easy-going when it comes to germs. I protect myself by washing my hands, I got my flu shot but it pretty much stops there. Well, these pictures did it, I may never use a hand dryer again.

It sounds like a great idea in theory. You can hit one button with an elbow, airdry your hands on your way out of the bathroom and you've stopped potential germs from the paper towel dispenser or the towels themselves getting on you. You're not going to like this but the hand dryer may be worse.

I saw on Distractify that this woman, a microbiology student, claimed to have put a petri dish underneath a hand dryer for three minutes. If you don't know, a petri dish is a little dish that collects samples of things like bacteria. She let the dish sit on a table for just three days and this picture is what ended up growing from it.

Dyson (the company that made the particular hand dryer she tested) released a statement:

"We’re very surprised to see these results, and unclear on the methodology employed. All Dyson Airblade hand dryers have HEPA filters that capture particles as small as bacteria from the washroom air before it leaves the machine."

"Dyson Airblade hand dryers are proven hygienic by university research and are trusted by hospitals, food manufacturers and businesses worldwide."

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