Do not use hand dryers to dry
your hands. Yap, that's what Suzy Cohen recommends in her
writing "Wash your hands, but don't use hand dryers!"
Although she mentions "several scientific studies", she does not
list any references to the actual studies.
One actual study done by the
Mayo Clinic has some good data on hand dryers and paper towels.
Read the full article here
Clinic Hygiene Report.
Part of the hand washing
process is the drying. Hand dryers or paper towels as a
part of the process, removes additional germs. In other
words, there are germs and/or bacteria left on your hands after
washing with soap and water. Drying yours hands with paper
towel or electric hand dryers remove even more from your hands,
actually making them cleaner.
But do not take our word
for it or anyone else's for that matter, read for your self.
Clinic Hygiene Report