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Hand dryers and the risk of bacteria

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Posted at 10:06 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 00:06:11-04

NEW YORK CITY -- Are hand dryers in public restrooms blowing bacteria back onto those freshly-washed hands?

“If you wash your hands then dry your hands, you’ll want to wash your hands again,” said Vincent Iuzzolino, microbiology laboratory director of EMSL Analytical Services.

Iuzzolino spoke to Pix 11 in New York, and Pix 11 conducted tests for bacteria on several dryers in bathrooms at major locations in New York City.

See the video above for details and click here for more from Pix 11.