The Hygienic Differences Between Drying Your Hands With Paper Towels and Hand Dryers

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE break down the hygienic differences between drying your hands with paper towels and a hand dryer. The key to removing all of that potentially harmful bacteria is getting your hands dry as quickly as possible.

The spread of bacteria is more likely to happen with wet skin, and rubbing your wet hands on your clothes or touching the bathroom door can contaminate them even more. It turns out, after multiple studies were analyzed and compared, paper towels came out victorious.