The European Tissue Symposium has developed a Position Paper and additional documents which compares the different Hand Drying Systems.
This Position Paper is compact but very comprehensive summary of the numerous and extremely important studies which have been held around the world comparing the hygiene aspects of using Paper Towels or Electric Hand Dryers.
Some of these studies has been sponsored by ETS, some is totally independent.
The Position Paper below is a very powerful and useful reference for those who needs to decide about the Hands Drying system to be adopted in their facilities.
This Position Paper is available also in other Languages:
In addition to the links below, ETS suggest the studies listed in the page http://europeantissue.com/hygiene/studies/
- PE International Critique of the LCA Study of Hand Drying systems done by Öko- Institut for ETSA in 2006 (April 2010)