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The jet-air hand dryers in public bathrooms spread nearly 5 times more germs into the air than traditional air hand-dryers – and 27 times more than paper towels! That’s according to the Journal of Hospital Infection. And since 95% of people don’t wash up sufficiently after using the bathroom, those turbo-charged dryers are spraying things like E. coli and norovirus all over the place. So what can you do if it’s the jet-powered hand dryer or nothing? Grab a seat protector on your way out of the stall and dry your hands on that.