A: You also need to take care when using paper towels.
B: Aren’t paper towels cleaner than using a hand dryer?
A: That’s right. However, the germ count on a paper towel dispenser is also high.
Photo: Lo Chi, Liberty Times 照片：自由時報羅綺
B: Ah, I get it. So when using paper towels, it’s important not to make contact with the dispenser.
（Translated by Edward Jones, Taipei Times／台北時報張聖恩）
paper towel / hand towel
“Paper towels” are made of paper and are single-use. “Hand towels” are reusable (designed to be washed and reused) and are usually made from cotton.
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