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You’ll Never Use A Hand Dryer Again After Seeing What Grows

Sometimes it’s fun to take science into your own hands.

Sometimes, it’s gross - as one woman found when she conducted her own science experiment in a public bathroom.

Nichole Ward left a petri dish uncovered in a Dyson Airblade for three minutes and then allowed it to “incubate” for 48 hours, reports The Sun.

She then uploaded a photo to Facebook, showing what grew in that time - and I have to warn you, it’ll make your stomach churn.


“This here is what grew in a petri dish after just a few days,” she said.

“I stuck the open plate in an enclosed hand dryer of a public bathroom for a total of three minutes. Yes 3 only. DO NOT EVER dry your hands in those things again.

“This is the several strains of possible pathogenic fungi and bacteria that you’re swirling around your hands, and you think you’re walking out with clean hands. You’re welcome. ”

It’s unclear what sort of scientific background Ward, from California, has — if any — to make her assessment.

Dyson said it was “surprised” by the results, noting that it was “unclear on the methodology employed”.

A company spokesman said in a statement: “We’re very surprised to see these results, and unclear on the methodology employed.

“All Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers have HEPA filters that capture particles as small as bacteria from the washroom air before it leaves the machine.

“Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers are proven hygienic by university research and are trusted by hospitals, food manufacturers and businesses worldwide.”

Source: news.com.au

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