The new study has an innocuous name: “Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot-Air Hand Dryers.”
It’s findings are anything but (butt?).
The study, published by the American Society for Microbiology, did microbial surveys of bathrooms at the University of Connecticut to find out whether hot-air hand dryers draw in microbes and then blow them back out. The findings were gross — really gross.