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Bathroom hand dryers suck up fecal matter and sprays it on your hands, new study reports

Using a hand dryer is typically considered to be one of the least nasty stages of using a public bathroom. You’ve just washed your hands, and (usually) don’t have to touch anything to use one, so the assumption is that you’ve left all of those bathroom germs behind. Unfortunately, according to a new study, this isn’t so. In fact, hand dryers are spreading something disgusting right onto you: fecal particles. Scientists set off hand dryers in the bathrooms and placed a special plate just beneath them for 30 seconds. After testing the plates, they showed between 18 and 30 colonies of bacteria on them. Click here to read more.