Failing to dry hands after washing them can actually be more harmful than not washing them at all, according to Swansea University microbiologist Dr David Webber.
Dr Webber claims that 85% of microbes are spread by people contaminating surfaces while their hands are still moist after inadequate drying.
The pandemic focused our minds onto the importance of hand washing but now we are asking, how important is the drying stage?
With no such guidance on the correct hand drying procedures we are unaware of what harm, wet or damp hands can cause to use and others.
Dr Webber says:
“Not drying the hands properly could be less hygienic than not washing them at all.”
“Thoroughly drying your hands are washing is the best option.”
Dr Webber claims that 85% of microbes can be spread by moist hands and thoroughly drying them after washing is advisable to stop the spread. He says...
“There is no such guidance on the correct procedures to dry hands which is equally important as washing. Not drying the hands properly after washing could be less hygienic than not washing them at all.”
"Avoiding hand drying all together is the worst method as this allows wet hands to transfer viruses and bacteria on to surfaces."
Do your bit in stopping the spreed of harmful bacteria’s, by drying your hands fully after washing.
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