Germs Never Sleep

The great hand-drying debate may have been resolved but there is still more disturbing news for those of you who fear the germs: Automatic faucets — the kind where you put your hand under the spout and water is supposed to come out (but rarely does) — are dirtier than manual faucets, and may give you Legionnaire’s disease. Also, the dish towels in your very home are full of E. coli and listeria. There is no escape! Just figure you’re going to spend some time near the toilet, which, I don’t need to tell you, is probably crawling with grime.