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Efficiency of hand drying for removing bacteria from washed hands: comparison of paper towel drying with warm air drying.

Authors
  • Yamamoto, Yukiko
  • Ugai, Kazuhiro
  • Takahashi, Yasuko
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection control and hospital epidemiology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
316–320
Identifiers
PMID: 15796287
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Holding hands stationary and not rubbing them was desirable for removing bacteria. Ultraviolet light reinforced the removal of bacteria during warm air drying. Paper towels were useful for removing bacteria from fingertips but not palms and fingers.

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