My family and I make sure we get our hands washed clean every time we visit public toilets. It is our best defense in keeping bacteria off our bodies.
After reading an email about this controversial issue about hand dryers, I had to go to snopes and check out if it is at all true. It is said to be disputed and not proven. With that said, I am still partial towards the use of hand dryers over paper towels. It is definitely more environment friendly.