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An extensive observational study at ISSA/Interclean 2016 confirms that the vast majority of Users prefer Paper Towels to Jet Air Dryers

Some of the washrooms at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 were equipped with BOTH, Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers, one on top of the other. The behavior of 3.879 Visitors (2.474 Men and 1.405 Women) drying their hands was observed, in four washrooms, equipped with both Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers.  Among Men, the preference [...]

Hand drying with single-use towels reduces the risk of the transmission of viruses

Single-use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying hands in the washroom.New independent research has found that single-use paper towels are the most effective way to dry one’s hands in the washroom and reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses. The study indicates that [...]

Comparison of different hand-drying methods: the potential for airborne microbe dispersal & contamination

A University of Westminster peer-reviewed and published study suggests single use towels are the most hygienic way to dry hands after visiting the washroomNew research by the University of Westminster, commissioned by ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, suggests that single use towels are the most hygienic way to dry hands after visiting the washroom. Despite [...]

Study to assess the potential for contamination of the washroom environment

Jet air and warm air driers contaminate air in washrooms and may be unsuitable for use in healthcare settings. Bacteria propelled into the air and onto users and by-standers risks cross contamination between healthcare workers and general publicThe peer reviewed study, performed by Prof. Mark Wilcox of the Leeds University and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts concludes that [...]

MAYO Clinic Proceedings: The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A review of the evidence

The flagship journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings has published a study which reviews all the relevant literature on hygienic hand drying and concludes that regarding hygiene there is a clear superiority of Paper Towels vs. electric air dryers.“From a hygiene viewpoint, paper towels are superior to electric air dryers.”“Drying hands thoroughly with single-use, disposable paper towels is [...]