10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors

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Air dryers

“It’s essential to avoid the air dryers, which can be loaded with bacteria,” says Splaver. According to a study by the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University, petri dishes exposed to hot air from a bathroom hand dryer for 30 seconds grew up to 254 colonies of bacteria. That’s because hand dryers suck in bacteria from washroom air.

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6 thoughts on “10 Germiest Things You Touch Every Day — According to Doctors”

  1. Suggestions: “knuckle” elevator buttons, use paper towels to grasp door knobs, and routinely wipe work spaces, wash hands after returning to your residence, and change bath towels at least twice a week.

  2. Suzanne Washburn

    I was surprised about the air dryers but understand why they are. I usually use my elbow to turn it on.

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