The dyson airblade doesn’t strike me as particularly sanitary.

I just used one (not the first time) and noticed that there is no where for the water to go. With a paper towel the the bacterial laden film of water on your hands gets trapped in the cellulose fibers (and left on the handle of the dispenser for the next guy). With a regular hand dryer the water is evaporated off and convected away, leaving the bacteria on your hands (but unhappy at having been dried). but with the airblade all of those little droplets are ripped away and aerosolized where they can end up in our eyes, noses, mouths and lungs. Yum.


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Emerson White is a biology student working on post grad while doing private research on the side.
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4 Responses to The dyson airblade doesn’t strike me as particularly sanitary.

  1. Maria Polcarova says:

    I think they appeal due to the convenience factor. But yes, I’m not sure either that we should be placing convenience above hygiene.

  2. anonymous says:

    The airblade actually take the water through an iodine resin microfilter which removes the bacteria and then it is released harmlessly back into the room as an invisible mist.

  3. pwlsax says:

    Plus: there is no, or inadequate, provision for drainage inside the hand chamber. People with big hands or long arms have to be careful not to dip their fingers in the runoff from previous users’ hands.

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