Washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds and drying them properly can avoid the risks posed by harmful bacteria lurking in public toilets.
Public toilets are places of anxiety for those who consider them awash with infectious germs. A Hong Kong Polytechnic University study of 55 washrooms around the city identified 52 types of bacteria, several harmful due to being antibiotic resistant. But perhaps most surprising was where the bugs were found. Of the facilities tested, those for drying hands were among the least hygienic.
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