Comment PDSD Re: Yes, but


Hand dryers worse than paper towels for spreading germs


Yes, but (Score: 1)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-10-03 14:47 (#PBPE)

Are there better alternatives?

Besides, perhaps, single use hand towels.

Re: Yes, but (Score: 1)

by on 2015-10-03 20:18 (#PC9Z)

Waterless hand sanitizer have been around for some time, but leave a weird unclean after-feeling imho; plus i'd imagine there are some people would refuse to use it, leaving the door handle dirtier than the toilet seat :)

Although not an alternative, an improvement could be to use UV light to sanitize the air. I know they are used in some air duct systems, but i'm not sure how efficient or quick they are, particularly for such a high volume of air.

Re: Yes, but (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-10-04 09:13 (#PDE8)

In a recent trip to Sydney the pub around the corner from the hotel had an instep on the toilet door to allow for opening the door with a foot. Surprisingly, people actually used it.

Re: Yes, but (Score: 1)

by on 2015-10-04 12:37 (#PDSD)

That is a great idea; Of course it would go without saying that Australians would probably have pub-science down pat :) When I can, I use my used paper towels to grab the door handle, and hope they put a trashcan close by.

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