He basically said that unless PeopleTowels stop germs he wouldn't give them a good review. My issue with this in short is that germs are everywhere. You can't avoid them. I wrote an example at my personal blog...
You use the paper towel like my boyfriend to dry your hands in a public restroom at a store. Assuming you did a good job washing your hands you should now be germ free. Then you take that paper towel and use it to open the bathroom door. Germ free check!
What about however, when you venture further into the store?
In the store you come into contact with carts, produce, boxes of cereal, money, the pen you use to write your check (or god forbid the ATM machine), plus a slew of other objects that thousands of folks before you have touched. Your point with using the paper towel to avoid germs has now been blown to heck and back because all those other objects you’ve now touched are covered with germs of people who also came out of that bathroom but didn’t wash their hands.
Am I missing something here. I'm not sure germs alone justify using paper towels when there are germs everywhere anyhow. I'm fairly immune to germ worries because I spent too much time in college microbiology (everything we swabbed to test was germ ridden) so I sort of came to a "we can't win against germs" decision and besides the normal stuff, washing hands, washing food, etc. I mainly don't care.
All that said, I'm wondering if anyone else agrees with my boyfriend's theory about paper towels stopping germs. I'm wondering if a basic worry about said germs is why, even though it's toxic people still buy bleach and other harsh cleaners.
What do you think? - Oh and personally I'd use the towels, or at least I'll try them out. As noted I don't think it matters if you use the paper towel on the bathroom door or not.